Ace Tee drops collection with H&M
Throwback vibes, vibrant must-haves and distinct details – Ace Tee x H&M is very much like the rising R’n’B star herself.
Ace Tee’s breakout single Bist Du Down was somewhat of an unlikely international success. For one thing, the lyrics were in German. And the sound was far from the chart-topping trap tunes: Bist Du Down was a smooth, laid-back ’90s R’n’B retro flirt.
But it was not only the music that had the internet going wild with Ace Tee, a.k.a. Tarin Wilda Schröder. The video to Bist Du Down, with over 2 million views on YouTube, is a style lesson in perfectly executed retro-cool-yet-hyper-modern streetwear looks.
”With her music and her dress, the mesmerizing Ace Tee is officially one to watch this year,” wrote Vogue.com.
H&M did, however, a lot more than just stand by and watch. Instead they invited Ace Tee to design a collection with the brand. A collection that reflects the best of Ace Tee’s personal style: zipped crop tops, vivid colours and camo prints, body suits, hoodies and track pants.
The collection launches globally on hm.com on 7 September, and in selected stores in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands.
H&M Magazine caught up with Ace Tee to learn more about the collaboration.
To me, everything about the collection feels emotional and special.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES IN THE COLLECTION?
”I love everything about it. The whole process was such a fantastic experience. When I look at the different styles, I remember working on the collection in Stockholm with the amazing H&M team. To me, everything about the collection feels emotional and special. If I had to choose one style, I would pick the… No, wait, I can’t! I love them all.”
HOW DOES THE COLLECTION REFLECT YOUR PERSONAL ENERGY AND STYLE?
”This is all me!!! I want everybody to know that I was really involved in creating this collection. This isn’t something H&M designed and where I only said yes or no. We took my ideas and tried to get the best out of them, using all the experience the nice people at H&M have. The collection reflects all of me… all of us.”
TELL US ABOUT YOUR DEFINING STYLE MOMENTS.
”I believe they are still ahead of me. But of course – my first ones were in front of the TV, watching MTV and the outfits of the rap and R’n’B stars.”
WHO ARE YOUR STYLE ICONS FROM THE ’90S/EARLY ’00S?
”Missy Elliott, Da Brat, Left Eye.”
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
”I try to not think that much about the future. I hope I can do the stuff that I love as long as I can, and that I can support my family. I will just try to become the best person I can be.”