Season to season, dress attire is within a state of flux – a movement of attitude and awareness of comfort and style takes over individuals, as they ask themselves, what can I wear? How do I want to feel today? Is this jumper too thick for this weather?
This is the exact mentality that creative director Jonny Johansson wishes to maintain through his Spring/Summer 18 collection – the change of life within the warmer season, particularly that found within the Swedish Summer House. In true reverence to the change in mental state within the transformation from the Swedish city life to the tranquility of the summer house, Acne Studios reveals a paired down state of formal attire; a relaxation of structure through an introduction of comfort and easy style.
Through tones of mustard yellow, beige, canary blue, concrete grey, plum, moss green and navy, the sense of the Swedish summer house is imagined through a physical representation – the very nature of the insides of the summer house are drawn out onto garments through crocheting and plaid checks, reminiscent of the team towels stored within cupboard drawers, the family heirlooms that hang from sunbathed corners from family generations that have passed. Summer comfort is whispered through loose fitted lightweight trenches, high waisted voluminous trousers, slippers and the familiar sandals that would be found by the door way on arrival. Chiffon shirts and shorts weave themselves throughout the collection; a picturesque reenactment of the transparent curtains within the Summer House, a personification of the ease and care free attitude to the spring/summer season.
This Spring Summer Acne Studio collection was indeed one of pure style and traditional – aligning with the classic Acne Studios design aesthetic, this season still worked with the traditional design ethos but introduced a fresh take to spring/summer dressing – the Swedish Summer House has for me, given a new take to the Summer season wardrobe, and introduced a new state of mind when it comes from moving to the Autumn Winter city style to moving into the Spring Summer season of easy, care-free fashion.
words : Jasmine Banbury