“I wanted to create a future idea of the past, one that is free from references of what has happened before. There is a creative tension that I get from time, the pull of the past to push you forward,” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.
An investigation into fabric and form, liberating archetypes from their past connotations. Rich fabrics are mistreated, as if faded by time, while grand garments are made for everyday, reflecting the individualistic attitude with which the pieces are worn.
It’s a way of dressing that plays with respectfulness without deference to history. Silhouettes are exaggerated, as if distorted by the distance of time, a wrongness in this future idea of the past.