Jonny Johansson and the design team at Acne announced their mission statement for Spring 2013 with slogan t-shirts that separated the show into three sections: "MUSIC," "NEW," and "COLLAGE."
Music can be a big source of inspiration for any designer, but the show notes at Acne made it clear that it's one of this house's most important influences. The new clothes were a pastiche of country Western elements — Yosemite Sam was overheard on the soundtrack at one point — mixed with patchwork-leather answers to racing silks and sophisticated takes on some of the season's most important trends. An unfinished cotton duster, for example, got an equally unfinished piece of crocodile skin as a lapel and was worn by a model wearing two straw cowboy hats stacked on top of each other. Later on in the show, black and white stripes appeared on off-the-shoulder shirts and skirts that skimmed the ground. This collection folded in a lot of long skirts — some of which appeared strapped to the models' hips with leather belts — which are just as appropriate for the city as they were for the Wild West.