Acne on androgyny

Considering the Esquire man's demonstrable comfort with his own sexuality (and gender, for that matter), we're sure it won't come as a surprise that uber-cool Swedish brand Acne have just launched a range inspired by "trannys".

We don't use the term loosely, merely taking our cue from our Scandinavian friends who've branded the range - with trademark subtlety - the "Tranny Collection".

Produced in silk crepe and Italian denim, Acne have avoided any "unisex" descriptions, instead going for "open-minded" and "wearable by both women and men". Described by Acne's creative director Jonny Johansson as a project "which touched on ideas I have always played with when designing for Acne, the tension between male and female and what happens when you shift things around a bit" the collection confronts notions of androgyny much toyed with by the Swedish brand.

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With design touches brought in from both ends of the sex spectrum (including neck ruffles and puffed sleeves) - to wear Acne's Dynasty-inspired collection will mark you out as the ultimate renaissance man. Or, indeed, a tranny.

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