Acne Studios is a Stockholm based fashion house, founded in 1996 by Creative Director Jonny Johansson with an ‘Ambition to Create Novel Expressions’. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to fashion, the lifestyle brand finds its inspiration in photography, art, architecture and contemporary culture – creating subtly luxurious ready-to-wear pieces with an Acne emphasis on tailoring and an eclectic use of custom developed materials.
Photographer, Viviane Sassen, served as the reference point for Jonny Johansson’s AW15 collection, a collection created to evoke the ‘harmony of people in their contextual environment’. As always, coats were the focus of the collection featuring thick, flecked tweeds and rich mocha leathers with contrasting woven pockets. Voluminous jackets featured exposed darting and were bound in rope resulting in structured, sculptural-like pieces whilst sleek patterned trousers were seen layered under elongated tops. Sassen’s imagery was translated through a woven, raffia fabric which was realised in utilitarian pockets and high-waisted blue patchwork pants which were paired with sheer nude tops. The unique tones in Sassen’s work are mimicked in this season’s autumnal colour palette of yellows, browns and copper reds whilst cool pale blues lightened the collection easily transitioning us into autumn.