Despite its odd name http://shop.acnestudios.com” target=”_blank”>ACNE Jeans, which is actually an acronym for “Ambition to Create Novel Expressions”, ushered in the Scandinavia:n design concept of simplicity & minimalism to the urban fashion scene here in the U.S. It, along with other Scandinavia:n labels such as http://nudiejeans.com” target=”_blank”>Nudie, http://cheapmonday.com” target=”_blank”>Cheap Monday, and http://wesc.com/” target=”_blank”>WeSC, quickly acquired a loyal following among trendsetters on the streets of New York and Los Angeles.
For its Fall 2008 Collection, ACNE partnered with shoe label http://tretorn.com” target=”_blank”>Tretorn (and fellow Swedish brand) in designing the Phoenix sneakers. Taking elements from mountaineering boots, the ACNE Jeans x Tretorn – Phoenix Sneakers broke down to the general design cues, to just a contrast colored rubber outsole, a 100% cotton canvas upper and hiking lacing units. Though not as “rugged” as mountaineering gears, it is never the less durable and comfortable for a trek through the urban terrain. The Phoenix is currently available at online retailer oki-ni.
http://oki-ni.com” target=”_blank”>> oki-ni
http://shop.acnestudios.com” target=”_blank”>> ACNE Jeans
http://tretorn.com” target=”_blank”>> Tretorn
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