Massive amount of pictures coming, hope this doesn't bum your computer out....
So you know the distressed denim thing that Acne is celebrating on skirts, jeans and jackets right now? Well... their idea may well have originated with design duo Marques'Almeida [Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida].
Marta and Paulo only showed their graduate show last year, and I've been following them since then - enjoying the raw edges [maybe less exaggerated for everyday application] and the flat uniform colour of the denim. So it's nice to see their clothes having an influence. Apart from the potential Acne connection, I've seen some M'A clothes on fashionweek goers' backs and... I think I've spied some Asos rip-offs of their shoes...
|M'A's shoes looking orthopaedic-pretty on Alice Goddard's feet|
|Asos SS12 lookalike shoes on Park&Cube|
Has the all the texture and colour and clumpy shoes from their SS12 and AW12 looks won you over yet?
At some point the design duo are gonna have to stop using denim, so it'll be interesting to see what they branch into next... frayed silk please?!