SS17 Acne Studios: Bold lips

Jonny Johannson, Creative Director of Acne Studios, used his collection to make a statement about today’s geo-political climate and closed borders debate: “I prefer to focus on openness and looking out into the world.” This manifesto translated into free-flowing voluminous pieces – blousons, pantsuits and dresses – featuring a medley of prints, patterns and textures derived from various cultures and periods (paisley, indienne, stripes and checks). This global citizen outlook was anchored on the beauty side with pronounced brows, sleek hair and burgundy-black matte lips – a solemn slate to appreciate all of the diversity and cultural flair within his collection. Written by Sophie Coleman.