Review: Acne Studios Resort 2017

Acne Studios Resort 2017. Fangirls revisited.

By this point, it's no surprise that Acne Studios' Johnny Johansson has drawn inspiration from music groups, once again. For Resort 2017, he was capitvated by Grateful Dead, an American band formed in the 1960s, especially the iconic eclectic style and countercultural appeal that comes with them. The collection was an ode to the band’s fans — Deadheads — that loyally followed their uniqueness and daring style. Think complex hippie-esque prints, headbands, and knee length dresses! But how did Johansson create this effect?

“I got thinking about what a daughter of a Deadhead would wear today,” said Johansson. Even though motifs from the 60s are back in this collection, it was the futuristic aesthetic predominated, made up of draping fabrics, knits intermixed with prints, soothing pastels, leather bags, and straight hair.

Resort collections often take their inspiration from great voyages, and with Acne Studios it was no exception; with it, we got to travel in time.   

 

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Images c/o Acne Studios

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
WHO: Ian Cavazos, News Editor at Couturesque magazine
WHERE: Monterrey, Mexico.  
OBSESSED WITH: Chanel Cruise 2017 
LISTENING TO: Hey - Fais
CAN BE FOUND AT: @iancavazos

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