For his second men’s collection at Acne Studios (Fall/Winter 2016), Jonny Johansson was influenced by his nine months spent in the Swedish military service in his younger years.
“Those uniforms dated back from the Forties. They were beautifully crafted with clean lines,” – Johansson recalled to Women’s Wear Daily.
The military influence and simplified fashion characterized by WWII is a strong base for the collection. Added are touches of pastels, metallic adornments and silk scarves – A LOT of silk scarves – all drawn from Swedish folklore of his hometown.
Now usually when I think of Acne Studios, I think of their minimalist silhouettes, signature denim and the oversized leather jackets. So it is fun to see Johansson’s signature touches in this collection – especially the oversized jackets. I also like how he adds feminine touches to his men´s collection – similarly to how he mixes masculinity into his women´s lines.
Johansson obviously likes to have fun and isn’t afraid of mixing things up. There was formal with utility wear – with felt slippers paired with chunky socks and formal pleated pants with a knitwear vest – along with feminine details throughout this menswear collection – long dress-like shirts over tailored pants, pastel colours, shrunken peacoats and scarves.
I am not sure about the hair though. I am hoping it is to add to the androgynous message? I know Humphrey Bogart did not have hair like this.
Here you can see the ACNE STUDIOS FALL/WINTER 2016 MEN’S LOOK BOOK:
Acne Studios Men’s Fall/Winter 2016
Check out the felt slipper chunky sock combo!
Swedish folklore touch
oversized buttons often seen at Acne Studios
scarf 7 – and one of my favourite looks of the collection.
This coat tops my list. Classic Acne Studios.
scarf 8 (!)
Tags: Acne Studios, Scandinavian fashion, swedish
Made in the USA to parents made in Iceland. After graduating from the University of Florida and working a year in Finance in Washington DC, I wanted to give Iceland a try and be closer to family. I finished my masters degree in Financial Economics, but love fashion, beauty, health and spiritual wellness. I still feel like an American in Iceland and like an Icelander in the States, but both are home.
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