“It is interesting to me that even though we live in a digital age with a free flow of information, there are many countries who want to close their borders. I prefer to focus on openness and looking out into the world,” – Jonny Johansson, Creative Director
Loose, fluid and feminine combinations of prints and patterns, with many garments made from and inspired by flowing scarves and blankets. Two dimensional cutting creates pieces of free volume that come to life when placed on the body. Colours go from pales and greys to primary colours in the deepest indigo, mustard yellow and red.
A fine cashmere jumpsuit is made from a soft oatmeal check matched with a paisley, while a flowing top is created from layers like the edges of scarves. A simple half-belt denim jacket is the result of rich work: stonewashed, overdyed and then embroidered.
Trims of knit frame garments, while oversized jacquard knits are of idiosyncratic pattern, often with unfinished hems. Denim dungarees bring an air of workwear, and also connect to the origins in denim of Acne Studios.
Drop-shoulder knitted sweaters and sleeveless dresses are like North African blankets worn on the body, constructed with artisanal topstitching. Repeated prints are used in different scales and combinations: paisley; indienne; checks; stripes.
Byzantine slippers have a pointed toe, while wood print shoes have a built up curved sole like the arm of a chair. Moccasins are embellished with jewels, and heels come with intensely braided straps. Unstructured bags are in suede or leather laser cut with paisleys. Rounded glasses are of intentionally small frame.
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