Today’s anticipated finale was hosted by Acne and, like its September’s SS12 presentation, the Swedish label held the event at the Old Sorting Office on New Oxford Street. But in contrast to last year’s show (which featured a room–length runway backed by mirrors for incredible double vision), this year’s models were harder to catch sight of, with the massive space segregated by industrial pillars and the audience facing multiple directions.
We’re pretty sure Florence Welch had a good view from the front row, and as the models zig-zagged their way around the venue, we’re also pretty sure she took a liking to the carmine red mac, over–sized suit and ankle grazer - all a perfect fiery Flo colour.
Elsewhere, the collection was expectedly utilitarian, with boiler-suit style dungarees and gardener’s pants. And, like SS12, it also featured plenty of punctured leather as well as denim. It was the surreal shapes we fell in love with: huge, voluminous sleeves and bodies pinched in by wide belts. There were also electric colours to fall for, from an eye-popping orange coat to a fluoro green cropped knit.
The show then rounded off with more contrasting shapes (billowing blazers with pencil skirts) designed in wearable shades of camel and grey teamed unusually with pastel blues, purples and greens - a combination we can’t wait to try! Zena Alkayat