Acne Launches Range for Transvestites

News   •   Oct 18, 2010 15:49 BST

Swedish label Acne, in conjunction with Spanish magazine Candy, has launched a new collection aimed at transvestites and cross-dressers.

Stockholm-based fashion house known for its high-end denim, has released a collection of shirts intended to merge high fashion and gender-bending.

The collection features three androgynous shirts made in both Italian denim and silk crepe. These shirts problematize gender by adding feminine details to classic western button-downs, such as bows, puffy sleeves and ruffled necks. The styles are available in two washes - stonewashed and bleached.

Acne’s creative director Jonny Johansson and Candy magazine’s editor Luis Venegas had an idea to challenge consumers to question whether the shirts were intended for men or women.

“This collection is a playful collaboration and a celebration of diversity. It touches on ideas I have always played with when designing for Acne, the tension between male and female and what happens when you shift things around a bit,” Jonny Johansson told Vogue.

Acne - whose name is an acronym for "Ambition to Create Novel Expressions" - will sell the collection in its boutiques worldwide.



Image Credit: Helmut DC

Acne Launches Range for Transvestites  10/11/2010