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Acne Studios x Angelo Plessas

Angelo Plessas, a Technohshaman who melds the powers of the past and future

Acne Studios has a knack for artistic collaborations, and their newest capsule collection is no exception. The artist in question this time is Angelo Plessas, a self-proclaimed Technohshaman who melds the powers of the past and future to create healing art for the present. For the launch, Plessas made a few hundred handmade “Noorspheric capes” which are meant to be hung around Acne stores around the world. But these aren’t any regular ole capes. These part cape, part tapestry, part talismanic alters are made with “orgone friendly” fabrics meaning they were sewn using EMF (electromagnetic radiation) protection from our everyday technological devices. Don’t worry, you can watch BTS of Plessas discussing his process and philosophy in the three accompanying short films produced alongside the collection.

Now how do you celebrate such a collaboration? With a cliff party in Malibu of course! Last Thursday Acne Studios held a Sunset Ceremony where guests were welcomed by a group meditation from Angelo Plessas. Following this cleansing, there was a live performance from Caroline Polachek and DJ sets from Greg Carrone and Amrit. 

The limited-edition capsule collection features basics elevated with Plessas protecting patches. He shares: “The symbols come from a project where I explored the idea of the talisman in contemporary life. I was using symbols and semiotics that you see in ancient Greece, for example, but also in everyday communication like emojis and emoticons, and even cybernetics…They are talismans and symbols of hospitality, friendship, sisterhood, and generosity.” 

Overall, this polished collection is not only tasteful but emotionally what we all needed.

Photos courtesy of Acne Studios

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Words by Ella Paritsky