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In the Details with Acne and Mikael Zobel

A second look at Acne’s collaboration with jewellery designer, Mikael Zobel.

Acne’s wham-bam autumn offering has been on our minds ever since its Stockholm debut this February. So much so, that when we gave their collaborative jewellery a second look, we simply had to rehash our findings.

This season, Johannson teamed up with German jewellery artisan, Mikael Zobel to create Acne’s 20 pieced fine jewellery debut. Johannson’s autumn concept had begun with a multi ringed street sighting, so it was only natural that accoutrements would have a major force in the collection. A combination of raw and polished metals and stones, the collection of necklaces, bangles and rings is part organic, part sci-fi.

“For me the whole collection for AW09 started with jewellery.  I was sitting at Cafe de Flore in Paris last June and I saw this amazing man in his 70’s having a coffee with his hands completely covered in rings – and I was so inspired by his look-I could not stop thinking about it and jewellery in general.  Then one of my design assistants brought in this book with al l of these amazing jewellery pieces in it, which were somewhere between art and adornment. It turned out to be her father Mikael Zobel’s amazing work, and I knew then that we had to do something together”