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Rosalía is the new face of Acne Studios

October 6, 2022

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Acne Studios introduces the fall winter 2022 campaign, fronted by the trailblazing Spanish singer and songwriter Rosalía

About the campaign

Photographed by the Dutch artist Paul Kooiker, the campaign reimagines the musical icon as a historical muse in a series of intimate still and moving images. Wearing key pieces from the fall/winter runway collection, each look infused with  Rosalía’s own uncompromising style.   

The fall collection was a collage of different ideas and feelings, so we wanted to explore this clash of historical references but with a cultural icon who feels so effortlessly of the moment.

Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios

Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios

We felt Rosalía was the perfect fit because she has a unique ability to shapeshift through time, history, and culture, all with a contemporary lens. Meanwhile, there is a timelessness, brutalism, and elegance to Paul Kooiker’s work that felt right  for the mood of the campaign.

Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios

Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios

Rosalía, who is currently touring the world with her third studio album ‘Motomami’, featuring her chart-topping hit ‘Despechà’, took time out from her intensive tour rehearsals to shoot the campaign in her hometown Barcelona.

When I pose for a photographer, I always try to be myself but also try to channel an energy. What appealed to me the most about working with Paul [Kooiker] was that he has an atemporal style, his pictures could have been taken when photography was invented. But, at the same time, he transmits a freshness of the moment. His pictures are badass.

Rosalía

Rosalía

Experimental materiality

The campaign is intended to showcase the experimental materiality that anchors Acne Studios, and which manifests in the fall collection in the manipulation and repurposing of denim, jersey, and leather. The singer’s favorite pieces were the jersey boots and the sunglasses.

I love how bold but elegant everything is. To me, Acne Studios is a brand that takes care with the fabrics, the colors, the textures – everything is so well thought through, impeccable and fresh.   

Rosalía

Rosalía

For Paul Kooiker, Rosalía offered an opportunity to experiment with different visual worlds, without compromising her own intrinsically modern aesthetic. “The campaign tried to capture Rosalía in a way she is rarely seen. While shooting the videos I discovered that her movements were so strong and confident that we continued this way of working for the stills. The approach was to shoot the contemporary collection in a timeless and historical atmosphere,” says Kooiker.   

The campaign has launched worldwide on 6 October 2022 with a series of exclusive activations across the globe from, New  York, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Mexico City, London and Paris. The FW22 collection is now available in Acne Studios stores worldwide and online at acnestudios.com @acnestudios

Campaign images