Acne & DVF Give You a Place to Rest Your 6″ Heels
Don’t put either Diane Von Furstenberg or Acne–the Swedish fashion brand and design collective–in a box. In fact, both are expanding this season in a rather unlikely way: furniture. Neither method of branching out is necessarily a surprise. Acne, for starters, is no one-trick pony: its collective is responsible for a coveted bi-annual magazine, and equally drool-inducing fashions and advertising. Besides, its head, Jonny Johansson, actually got his start designing furniture. Johansson has remained relatively mum about details, although he has cited mid-century, Swedish master Carl Malmsten as his inspiration. “The hand-crafted nature of his pieces sums up the handy crafting movement and it’s simplicity and quality is super interesting to me,” he told Grazia.
The move from DVF isn’t much of a shock either: she’s already done everything from swimwear to luggage. And, like Johansson, it’s not DVF’s first time doing furniture: the line marks DVF’s “first entry into a full-line, freestanding home collection, although she did a program in the 1970s with Sears,” says HFN. All the latter seems to know at this point is that “it will debut with a Collection line targeted at the department and better specialty store channel.” The year does mark an official first for DVF, however. Not only does the yoga-adoring designer have a furniture line up her sleeves. She debuted her first-ever sunglasses line this month as well.