Exploring the 'chosen family’, the Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection transcends tradition by embracing kinship — through common values, interests and creativity. Shot by photographer Roe Ethridge, the images spotlight this concept by featuring French bands Nyokô Bokbaë and Faire, as well as a group of environmentalists and a trio of artists who are best friends. The playful and unisex garments, shoes and accessories have touches of vintage sportswear, 00s streetwear and worn-out workwear throughout. Over two drops, the iconic Face motif patch features in different guises in distinct ‘stories’, or families.

Drop 1 – “Basketball” & “Dazzle”, 6 May

Featuring: French band Faire and artist trio Meme, Nini and Tavi

The first drop revolves around “Basketball” with a puffed basketball or contrast stitch Face motif patch. Soft, woven bleached checks, multicolour mesh, striped ribbing and jersey in powder pink, navy, yellow, purple, grey melange and bottle green take the form of a flannel coach jacket, shirt and shorts, marl sweatpants, hoodies and t-shirts, plus sport jersey-inspired tops and flannel-printed sneakers, bucket hat and tote bag. Also, within this drop is “Dazzle”, with rhinestone-embellished Face motif patches, embroidered patches and ultrasonic Face quilting. Shiny satin, jersey, fleece and blown-up diamond prints in subtle cream, beige, black and browns punctuated by jade green make the most of an updated varsity jacket, overshirt, sweatshirts, t- shirts, bucket hat and tote bag.

Drop 2 – “Bizzarro World Tour” & “Pop”, 8 July

Featuring: French band Nyokô Bokbaë and environmentalists Jane, Lea and Polyka

The second drop sees “Bizzarro World Tour” with a stencil-sprayed or washed leather Face motif patch. Stonewashed cotton, metallic rivets, intarsia lambswool knits, crisp poplin and twisted logo spellings in faded peach, bright blue, mandarin orange, beige and black are made into workwear jackets, trousers and shorts, short-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts and t-shirts, plus ballcaps, beanies, headbands, duffel bags and socks. The drop then phases into “Pop”, with its vibrant yellow and black Face motif patch, embroidered patches and intarsia knit logo.


Following Acne Studios’ ambition to incrementally use a higher share of preferred materials in its collections, 90% of Face collection FW21 is sustainably sourced. For example, all jersey and fleece cotton is organically grown, all knitwear is certified according to Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) and all bags are made of recycled polyester. 

The first drop of the FW21 Face collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 6 May, and the second drop from 8 July.