Acne Studio’s founder and creative director Jonny Johansson presented his Spring/Summer 2017 collection to the scraping and sliding of chairs, pulled haphazardly across the floors by models involved in an intricate match of musical chairs. Quickly rearranging them and sitting down before the music began again, all the models were dressed in tent-like ponchos inspired by Johannson’s own nostalgia reflections on Swedish summers. Functional and visually consistent with Acne’s signature look, this season’s garments featured waterproof jackets, silhouettes and materials inspired by tents, coming in stripes, colours and checks, while fine knitwear, striped cotton poplin shirts, cotton shorts and wide-legged pants filled in the rest for a clean, fresh and entirely season-appropriate range.
Words: Brent Taalur Ramsey
Illustration: Noa Moses