“Being in isolation has made me realise how much we are used to travelling. This led me to think about nomadic communities, like those in the north of Sweden near where I grew up. This collection is about how a language of clothing evolves within communities, mixing and contrasting pieces together.” Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios
Nomadic lifestyles, and the codes of transient communities. A collection rooted in creativity and character: pieces are crafted and patchworked, as if well-worn, purposefully mismatched, with colours both earthy and of the artist’s studio. This is a collaging of moods and feelings through clothes, and a reflection of the way we live now.
Menswear traditions are both respected and subverted. There’s a play with proportion, with high waists and elongated silhouettes. Texture is crucial, both in individual pieces and then how they are contrasted together. Found items are treated like jewels, mixing high and low. These are elemental pieces, worn for warmth, protection and pleasure.