The Acne Studios Resort 2016 collection features expressive pieces of individuality, using tactile fabrics such as silk twill, linen, suede and silk organza. Colors go from linen beige, indigo and black and white to hot pink and fiery red. The dresses wrap around the body as if caught in movement, like the cotton/linen sleeveless dress of wallpaper stripes that spiral downwards, a flash of hot pink at the hem.
Patchworks of stripes and color blocks appear in silk organza tops, while Cubist patchwork semi- sheer boxer pants combine fabrics and colors. Exaggerated silhouette trenches come in bonded linen or supple leather in red or beige, while a suede coat is split at hip level and held by knotted ties.
The accessories in the collection showcase chokers which elevate the tattoo necklace, while pumps and heels have raw frayed edges, and monk shoes finish at an exaggerated pointy toe.
“I wanted to look at the intelligence of naivety and the toughness of free expression, especially DIY patchworking and geometry. There’s a feeling of wallpaper and decorative fabric, inspired by the art of Albert Gleizes, with the spray painted pop of Mario Schifano”, said Creative Director, Jonny Johansson.