Acne Studios Musubi bag is back for Fall/Winter 2022 with two new shapes: the Musubi Micro Tote and the Musubi Shoulder Bag. Characterised by a twisted knot motif, which takes inspiration from the traditional Japanese obi sash, the Musubi is handcrafted in Italy from supple calfskin leather.
The Musubi Micro Tote comprises a boxy shape with neat top handles that heroes the knot motif, its micro size offers a versatile take on the silhouette. A new foam reinforcement allows the bags to always return to shape and gives it a gently padded look. It comes in glossy black, charcoal grey, deep purple, cobalt, and spearmint blue.
The new shoulder variation has a ’90s edge thanks to a short shoulder strap that sees it fit under the arm. It comes in the same gently padded shape and range of colours, with an additional powder pink option.
Meanwhile the Musubi Micro bag, first introduced for Fall/Winter 2016, now comes in energising new colourways, including cobalt blue, charcoal grey, powder pink and spearmint blue. Boasting a soft but structured shape, the twisted knot features on both sides of its clean silhouette where the handcrafted Italian calfskin leather has been bonded to its lining, negating the need for any visible stitching, and keeping the surface spotlessly smooth. Its debossed logo, magnetic closure and detachable strap allowing it to be worn across the body or carried as a handbag has made it a mainstay in the collection.
The campaign shot by Nicolai Howalt shows the bags sitting on the upholstered stools made by New York-based artist Jessi Reaves who has also created pieces for the Acne Studios Nytorgsgatan store. “I just worked on them as sculptures until they felt interesting to me. I like how they look like they have been recovered from a shipwreck and dried up on the beach,” says Jessi Reaves.
The Musubi bags is available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from April 21.