Rabin Huissen X Acne

Rabin Huissen designs for Acne Studios

Rabin Huissen is a conceptual artist born and based in Rotterdam. His imprints of the human body now appear across the new Men’s collection (SS 22) of Acne Studios. It’s an exploration of the soul’s communicative energy, and the passing of time.

The collection includes a range of shirts and T-shirts made from cotton and lightweight hemp with a raw organic appearance. The collection is now available online and in stores.

Rabin Huissen (once an intern at Marlies Dekkers) unites and preserves notions of time, place, and action within his work, capturing moments that are determined by his own movements and coincidence. The works take shape as installations, photographs, drawings, and collages. As well as letters that he sends either to himself or to friends. Or even to strangers in order to start a relationship. These postcards, forms, and other correspondences retain notes on – and clues toward – his working process, and assignments to the receiver, initiating a delicate game of control, communication, and trust in the other.

Rabin Huissen seeks to cultivate pure concentrations of the present

His travels to Japan, Thailand, and several European countries occupy a crucial role in his practice. Drawing heavily upon these locations, his works seek to cultivate pure concentrations of the present.

The Stockholm-based fashion house has a multidisciplinary approach. Through founder and Creative Director Jonny Johansson’s interest in photography, art, architecture, and contemporary culture, there is an alternative path. Turning Acne Studios into a well-respected creator of ready-to-wear, magazines, furniture, books, and exhibitions.

Jonny Johansson’s signature juxtaposing design and attention to detail define The collections. With an emphasis on tailoring and an eclectic use of materials and custom-developed fabrics. The collections cover men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories, and denim.

Jonny Johansson says this about the collaboration with Rabin Huissen: ”I wanted to have something that felt really human in the collection. Rabin makes these pieces using images of his own body, and to me, they look like human souls. It’s as if you’ve stripped everything away and gotten to the core of what really matters. We used a print of his work on a long tunic so that we could do his work justice.”


Photo: Acne Studio

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