Acne Goes Back to the Basics for Spring 2019

Acne Goes Back to the Basics for Spring 2019

Designer Jonny Johansson finds beauty in the understated for SS19.

Designer Jonny Johansson finds beauty in the understated for SS19.

Text: Gretty Garcia

This year's Paris Fashion Week men's has pervaded stylistic choices that propagate bold colors, eccentric designs, and overwhelming textures. Acne Studios therefore stands out because its collection emphases the understated sophistication that the fashion capitol so desperately needed. The Stockholm-based fashion house, with its multidisciplinary approach, doesn't disappoint with it's rooted in basics Spring 2019 collection.

Creative Director and design extraordinaire, Jonny Johansson, featured his distinct multi-sensory approach to creating pieces, which underscore juxtaposing designs, the upmost attention to detail, precise tailoring, and eclectic tactile elements. On the Spring 2019 range, Johansson says, “It’s an experiment with the definition of garments. We were looking at the archetypal constructions of one garment and applying them to another . . . I think a lot of shows are driven by categories, but if the perception of them is played with, you can make something interesting.”

And, in the best way possible, interesting it is; from blousons with inverted jean pockets, cotton pants combined with jean waistbands, polo shirts, field jackets that seamlessly transitioned into extended outerwear, soft, loose trousers tied at the hip, open light green shawls with soft frills at the ends, picturesque landscapes on simple tees, and neutral-colored, knotted cross-body finishes, just to name a few. This collection truly embodies a 'back to basics' approach that combines fashion with Johansson's interest in high-art, architecture, and contemporary culture.

Check out some of the Spring/Summer 2019 collection below!

Credits: IMAGES VIA VOGUE

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