Acne Studios has unveiled its first full range of bags including Buckle jeans, Hero jeans and the Rope styles. The range will evolve and continue in the seasons ahead, marking an expansion of the Acne Studios offering. Each bag is 100% made in Italy, and will be available exclusively in Acne Studios stores worldwide and on acnestudios.com with prices ranging from £250 – £1150.
“For me a bag is more than an object, it’s a personal thing. When I started looking at bags, the intention was not to do an “it-bag”, but to explore the world of bags and create different styles and characters. I really enjoy designing bags since it’s so sculptural, almost like creating a piece of art” Jonny Johansson, Creative Director.
The Rope styles take the central motif from the Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Mirroring the catwalk looks, rope stitching is used to organically reduce the volume of the bags, as if the leather has been cinched. There are three Rope styles: the Rope jungle backpack, plus the Rope messenger bag and Rope hip bag, which both have wide adjustable straps like those of a guitar.
The Buckle jean style came from Jonny’s fascination with the uselessness of champagne bags. The bucket shape was born, and when it was noticed that its side resembled the top of a pair of jeans, a belt buckle was added, and the stitching made white.
Hero jeans is a natural development of the Buckle jeans style turned into a rectangular large shopper bag. As with Buckle jeans, it comes in a variety of colours including blue denim, cognac, black and glycine.