Acne Studios x Rabin Huissen
Time flies, so to keep you in the loop, we’ve rounded up all the important snippets of fashion news from the past seven days into one neat feature. This week includes a Acne Studios art collab, Daniel Johnston at Goodhood and a new Loewe ambassador.
Stone Island provided your soundtrack
Stone Island Sound has quickly become a go-to destination for good times and good music. A joint venture between the Italian fashion brand and Turin’s legendary 00’s Club To Club Festival, the inniative supports independent contemporary artistic production through live performances and digital ventures.
Now comes a special series of colour-coded playlists – Yellow, Magenta, Cyan – curated three nascent artists, Bill Kouligas, Elena Colombi and Kode9, each capturing their wide array of musical references and subcultures.
Click here to play each playlist.
Acne Studios got arty
As part of Acne Studios’ latest men’s collection, the brand has collaborated with Netherlands based mixed media artist Rabin Huissen on a capsule collection. Huissen’s vibrant imagery explores the soul’s communicative energy and the notion of time through photography, drawing and painting. Here, a series of artistic variations of the human form sit abstractly on t-shirts, hoodies and trousers for Acne’s colourful foray into SS22.
See the full Acne Studios X Rabin Huissen collection here.
Goodhood and Folk celebrated Daniel Johnston
A true cult icon, Johnston’s delicate, DIY folk resonated with many, as did his struggles with mental health. Revered by artists like Kurt Cobain, Tom Waits and Sonic Youth, the US musician sadly died of a heart attack in 2019. However Shoreditch concept store Goodhood and neighbouring brand Folk have joined forces to celebrate Johnston via a capsule collection decorated in his synonymous illustrations. Featuring tees, shirts and homewear, a percentage of proceeds from all sales will be donated to the Hi, How Are You Project, a non-profit organisation helping remove the stigma around mental health inspired by Johnston’s music and art.
“It was an honour to be asked to be involved in this project; we’ve all been admirers of Daniel Johnston’s work since it came to prominence in the mid 90s,” said Goodhood co-founders Jo Sindle & Kyle Stewart. “Being given the opportunity to dip into the archive was a special experience and one that we took great care & consideration in doing; we looked for a way to represent his art as truthfully as possible on garments. Daniel Johnston’s legacy and particularly the light that he shone on mental health issues is as pertinent today as it was during his prolific life, so we hope to raise awareness of the issues he faced in this special collection.”
Shop the collection here.
Glenn Martens made the equivalent of a fashion blow-up doll
If you live in the real world – ie. the digital world – you’ll no doubt have seen the giant figures that populated the showspace for Glenn Martens’ Diesel debut. In sexy poses, underwear on show, these 3D prints caused quite a stir. We unpick – or un-pop? – it all here.
Chinese actor Leo Wu is the new face of Loewe
Joining Josh O’Connor as a brand ambassador for the Spanish fashion house, acclaimed actor Leo Wu continues Jonathan Anderson’s dedication to nascent acting talent.
Of his new role, Leo said, “I’m truly honoured to be the brand ambassador for Loewe. I am very much looking forward to our upcoming projects with the brand to share the wonderful experience together.”
More info here.