Acne Studios teams up with Starter Black Label for a capsule collection
Acne Studios collaborates with the legendary American athletic brand Starter Black Label on a range of iconic pieces. From the classic Starter baseball jacket, basketball jersey and baseball hats to the Acne Studios 1996 and 1997 jeans, oversized logo patches are placed throughout the collection to playfully accentuate the partnership.
The collaboration presents classic pieces from both Acne Studios and Starter Black Label to create a fresh, new vision for Spring/Summer 2019. Sportswear items such as a baseball jacket, shirt and shorts, basketball jersey and shorts, ball caps and a basketball have been reimagined in the Acne Studios pink and marine blue, with the number 13. Meanwhile, the Acne Studios 1996 and 1997 jeans feature either the Starter Black Label logo embroidery or a patchwork with the logos. Rounding out the collection are t-shirts with embroidered logos and the Acne Studios 1998 and 2000 denim jackets with patchwork logos.
“I’m interested in the relationship between sports merchandise and fashion, and this collaboration with Starter Black Label originated from that curiosity,” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.
“Starter has always represented the fusion of sports, pop culture and fashion, so collaborating with a fashion heavy-hitter like Acne Studios is the perfect fit. We love the fashion-forward take that Acne Studios has put on classic Starter pieces while still staying true to the DNA of both brands,” says Carl Banks, two-time Super Bowl champion and President of G-III Sports, the licensee for Starter in North America.
The Acne Studios and Starter Black Label collaboration will be available in selected Acne Studios stores and online at acnestudios.com from 30 May. Visit press.acnestudios.com for images and contact information.
A premium athletic brand established in 1971 and owned by Iconix Brand Group, pioneered the fusion of
sports clothing with popular culture by forging partnerships with the major professional basketball, football, baseball and hockey leagues. STARTER launched STARTER Black Label in 2012 as a premium lifestyle brand extension focusing on a fashion-forward collection of logo branded apparel and accessories. Shortly after, STARTER re-launched the legendary STARTER jacket, quickly becoming a wardrobe staple for sports fans, athletes and entertainers to express their team pride and street style. In addition to Pro and NCAA outerwear, Starter expanded its NCAA collection to include apparel and headwear categories for more than 120 top NCAA programs. For more information, please visit starter.com.