“I wanted to make a collection about pure creativity, so we started by asking some kids to draw their idea of clothes. The naive shapes were enlightening when brought to life. It was a jumping off point for a fresh way of thinking about fashion.” – Jonny Johansson, Creative Director
With this quote, we understand the starting point of the collection and a bit of how Acne does things. The main goals were to create experimental and wearable garments. These goals were given life thanks to bright colors such as blues and reds that coexist with muted shades of gray and camel.
Children’s creativity is reflected in the details. The 2D sweaters, which have only two panels, were inspired by a child’s imaginary idea of what a knit means. In addition to embroidered in wool yarns, inspired by them, like a rocket or a star.
As for the most technical part, single breasted tailoring is pressed with new body, with creases placed away from the usual. Pants are cropped and slightly flared, the cut-out pockets with bonded hems. Wools are woven with synthetics to create textures like terrain. The fabrics are used on snap-fastening duffels, either full body, or as a panel across the shoulders of a camel duffel.