“This is a fresh take on menswear at Acne Studios, one that is very crisp and clear. I was thinking about how empty Sweden is in the summer, and also how romantic. We looked at tents, thought about nostalgia, and also considered how to evolve the waterproof jacket.”
— Jonny Johansson, Creative Director.
A series of pieces that reflect the mood of the Swedish summer: waterproof jackets, silhouettes and materials inspired by tents, with colours, stripes and checks that are precise and nostalgic.
Over-the-head parkas are cut as if from the material of an old tent, while a poncho like a tent can be fastened in various ways, and shows the starting point of the collection.
Zip-up waterproof jackets have an A-line silhouette in the back to mirror a tent, with side zips to accentuate the shape. Seams are bonded; a detail found throughout the collection.
Knits come in a variety of densities and stitches, from fine sweaters that evoke early bathing suits, to wider stitches like an open yarn sweater made from wool that’s been hand painted.
Striped cotton poplin, commonly used for shirts, has been plasticised to become zip-up rain shirts.
A rubberised blue wool and silk anorak has a checked lining like an old tablecloth from a Swedish holiday home.
Wide-legged pants have circles of suede under the front belt loops. Cotton shorts are cut like those for the gym, while bathing shorts are knitted.
Footwear is rubberised, whether it’s pull-on boots with a slight platform, velcro-fastening Mary Janes, or a sock sneaker that sits tight against the foot as if it has been dipped in oil.