Designer: Jonny Johansson
Place of origin: Stockholm
Country of origin: Sweden
ACNE STUDIOS WOMEN’S COLLECTION SPRING SUMMER 2014
“When I started working with this collection I revisited the classic poem ‘Till Havs’ (Out to Sea), performed by the Swedish opera singer Jussi Björling in a most dynamic way. It’s a song about the different moods of the sea, and it relates to me in a personal way. I have always been surrounded by water where I live. Its power and unpredictability is kind of the same as in the music that has always been a vital part of my life.
We ended up with a collection based on our roots and with a lot of marine and workwear references – denim, shirts and peacoats for example. And we’ve mainly worked with natural materials like twill and leather. We’ve treated the materials raw, like the perforated leather jackets that have simply been cut with a knife. White is the dominant color with accents in clear blue, yellow and red. We have also created jewelry in bronze and silver, based on the shapes of marine objects that I have found.”
— Jonny Johansson, Creative Director
ACNE STUDIOS MEN’S COLLECTION SPRING SUMMER 2014
The Acne Studios heritage, influenced by street culture, music and an artistic “factory” creativity, is the primary input for a new path and identity in the men’s collection for 2014.
Decades are worked together into a unicum. 1950s shaped coats in summer tweed, ‘70s style blazers and gold and silver covered linen suiting that gives the evening a real feeling. Coloured jumpers in cashmere reference ‘90s grunge. Leather jackets come in ‘60s styling, one fabricated in suede with asymmetrical zippers and a t-shirt style collar, along with a beatnik shirt version in pearlized white.
A “fake normal” style is proposed and expressed in an elongated, elevated silhouette. This comes through in extra slim high waisted jackets and short pants, as well as in a high waisted evasé trouser. Naked sandals and structured gentlemen’s evening slippers bring a feminine touch.
The collection pays homage to the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint whose works have become an important focal point for spring. Featured on shirting, fleece, jersey and scarves, her art- work presents the garments with distinctiveness. Inspired by the new spirituality of the late 1800s and with an interest in the esoteric and occult, Hilma af Klint created a complex body of work that was a forerunner in the canon of non-objective art.