Not currently on display at the V&A


Place of origin

Packaging, branded box for pair of briefs by Acne Studio, Sweden, 2015

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Brief description
Packaging, branded box for pair of briefs by Acne Studio, Sweden, 2015
  • Height: 70mm
  • Width: 120mm
  • Depth: 100mm
Gallery label
The freedom to choose Acne's gender neutral pants are neither stereotypically masculine nor feminine. They are utilitarian, comfortable and in tune with inceasingly liberal perceptions about fluidity of gender. Women have worn men's underwear for some time, preferring its fit and fabrics to traditional lingerie styles. The men's fashion and style magazine GQ flagged this as a minority trend in 1984. Underpants and box Acne Sweden, 2015 Underpants: pima cotton jersey with elasticated waistband V&A: T.5:1, 2-2016 (16/04/2016-12/03/2017)
Object history
Registered file: 2015/838
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Record createdNovember 24, 2015
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