Acne Studios AW18
As a starting point when designing the new Acne Studios collection, Creative Director Jonny Johanssson took wardrobe staples and asked children to draw their ideas of the clothes. The result was a collection when the native idea of clothes is fresh and creative.
If you are going to ask children to co-design your collection, its a pretty safe bet that vivid colours will feature throughout - blues, reds, camel and grey on striped loose tops with extended sleeves and patch pockets. 2D square bodied sweaters are made from just two panels, following a child's imagined idea of a knit. Acne’s cool, street friendly tailoring has creases that create an unusual effect while pants are cropped, slightly flared and feature cut-out pockets with bonded hems.
Knitwear is also key for this experimental collection. A snap-fastened cardigan combines natural and synthetic yarns with an elasticated hem and sweaters feature wavy stripes that pop with homespun stitches.
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. On outerwear, checked technical cotton is bonded onto shearling for a zip-up jacket, the zip pleasingly chunky. Shetland wool single breasted coats are fastened with rubberised black metallic circles.
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