ACNE STUDIOS - Rooted in nature

Rooted in nature, its symbolism and mysticism – with futuristic views. The topography of a forest, both brutal and magical, is reimagined for the Fall/Winter 2023 collection. Form-enhancing eveningwear contrasts with voluminous outerwear, alongside wardrobe archetypes that conceal and reveal in equal measure. “With this collection I was thinking about the dark winters we have in Sweden, where there are only a few hours of daylight. I wanted to capture the beauty of the darkness in both the collection and the set. Sweden is the kind of place where the city ends abruptly and then the pine forest begins. I’ve always enjoyed the contrast between urban life and nature, the idea that an infinite forest is just around the corner. In Scandinavia, nature rubs up against the city very often: you tend to have the playground on one side of the building and the forest on the other. But living in such close proximity to nature is becoming increasingly rare in our modern world,” says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios.