Meditate On This: Acne’s $2,000 Jeans
It appears shoppers have decided that 300 bucks is too much to spend on a pair of jeans. To these people, Acne says: HA! But those of you with an extra $2K lying around will be pleased to know that the Swedish brand is introducing new styles of made-to-order jeans for spring that will extract about that amount from your pocket. Hurrah! Actually, snark aside, the jeans may be worth the price—the styles feature (real) silver patches designed by buzzy London jewelry designer Husam El Odeh. Sounds dubious, but looks cool, and the same can be said for much of the other stuff in Acne’s Spring ’10 line. A lavender suede jacket covered in fringe? Tie-dyed denim dappled with Swarovski crystal? A marbled minidress with shaping seams that map the chakras? Hm, hmm, and hmmm, respectively, but kudos to Acne for proving that a New Age-y outlook can translate to a style that’s hip, rather than hippie-dippy. To achieve the proper blissed-out effect, however, you should probably meditate before dressing.