Friday 3rd March

| BY Jack Moss

Acne Studios: Ready-to-wear AW17

Was Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion on the mood board for Acne Studios AW17? More specifically, Celine Dion at the 1999 Academy Awards? Because there was a back-to-front blazer moment here. Which was not, perhaps unfortunately, in the form of a full-white tuxedo and angled trilby, rather these lapels that ran down the back of the outerwear or these long, almost monastic gowns. Makes for easier disrobing, we guess. Theme of the collection, was, according to Johnny, this feeling of spontaneousness – he said, via the press release, “there is an individuality and intuitiveness that is like an alternative way of living, carving out your own world and creating garments to survive within it.” Meant that the collection had this haphazard feel – these frayed patches and crosses that warped the shapes of sack-like dresses, knitted blankets that wrapped around the neck, softly coloured knitwear, covered with worn-in holes.

Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans