ACW_CNVS Geo Forma Onyx for Autumn/Winter 2023
Category redefining footwear pushing the boundaries of both construction and silhouette, the ACW_CNVS Geo Forma boot returns with a dynamic colour update for AW23. An uncompromising shade of deep Onyx transforms this sharply progressive release, the shoe’s architectural lines enhanced through this monochromatic update; a sophisticated narrative carried through to an accompanying ACW_CNVS capsule wardrobe.
Direction by Yagamoto
London-based director Yagamoto crafts a short film for this latest collection. Reinforcing long-standing ACW* themes, movement becomes a vehicle to explore the rhythm of contemporary city life. Protagonists capture the energy of the capital, vast concrete spaces and London’s familiar jagged skylines play stage to this performance, raw and monumental in its approach. An ode to community and the beauty of decay, award-winning musician James Massiah creates an original score expanding on the work, a soundscape in harmony with Yagamoto’s visual language.
A bleeding edge design updated in an intense all-over colourway
The result of a 24-month development period, the ACW_CNVS Geo Forma debuted in 2022, proposing a completely original and radically innovative silhouette defined by its sculptural form. The ACW_CNVS Geo Forma Onyx evolves the concept, utilising a densely pigmented black to emphasise the boot’s angular sole unit and inherent solidity. A stretch bootie upper and custom zip closure form around the foot, comfortable and stable, while a laminated ripstop shroud provides a point of both reinforcement and textural contrast. The lugged outsole offers grip across multiple terrains with a substantial heel counter and foxing carrying A-COLD-WALL* branding in multiple forms. Attracting light to the body of the shoe, a reflective graphic detail has been applied to the toe - embellishment rooted in function.
Presenting the ACW_CNVS capsule wardrobe. Core essentials redefined.
Building a unified wardrobe around the ACW_CNVS Geo Forma Boot, the collaboration presents a selection of dual-branded garments designed for layering, essentials to carry through the seasons. An Onyx Puffer constructed from crinkle satin provides insulating cold-weather protection across a waist-length silhouette with reflective logos and secure hidden pockets. A fleece crewneck and sweatpant become a matching pair in soft, durable 425 GSM cotton and French Terry, pigment dyed for a worn-in finish. A lighter option appears with a long sleeved 240 GSM cotton pigment dyed tee, while accessories include a utilitarian coated cotton canvas rucksack.