Acne-bag designed by Beckmans' alumni
Fredrika Frykstrand, Benedicte Eggesbo and Julia Correia de Verdier, all recent graduates from Beckmans College of Design, have reinterpreted Acne's iconic The Musubi Bag. Now they're on display in the classic department store Le Bon Marché in Paris.
Young creatives promoted in Acne Studio initiative
With "Together is better", Acne Studios wants to celebrate the spirit of collaboration and promote young creatives. Alumni from Beckmans College of Design and Konstfack were asked to reinterpret The Musubi Bag, demonstrating their artistic vision and innovation while aligning with the Acne Studios aesthetics and DNA.
Fredrika Frykstrand, who graduated from the Visual Communication program in 2018, chose to work with typography and lettering, playing with the Acne Studios logo to create a pattern of logos. Benedicte Eggesbø instead focused on the leather which she manipulated in order to create new shapes. The clean design of the bag is juxtaposed with the rawness of burnt leather in her design. Benedicte graduated from the Fashion program in 2019. In the reinterpretation by Julia Correia de Verdier piercing is combined with embroidery inspired by 17th century illustrations of nature and the country music scene. Julia graduated from the Fashion program in 2018.
On display in Acne pop-up at Le Bon Marché in Paris
The bags will be on display in Acne Studios' pop-up shop at the department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris between February and April. The bags will also be sold in limited edition at selected Acne stores and online.