Acne Studios know how to make style and sophistication look effortless. Even their simpler designs are enough to make us want to drop our entire pay check in one go – their scarves are a true staple; their leather jackets iconic. With this, you can imagine the tantalising effect of their more exclusive creations.
And creative director Jonny Johansson’s vision extends beyond just fashion, always looking for innovative ways to blend multiple areas of cultural interest. So it’s no surprise the brand’s newest capsule collection is a testament to precisely this goal. In a unique fusion of fashion and music, the menswear range is a homage to late American blues singer-songwriter Johnny Winter – a long-time source of inspiration for Johansson. With this admiration in mind, you can be sure you’re getting something authentic to the essence of the musician. The design team didn’t cut any corners; drawing from Winter’s own wardrobe, the garments are reminiscent of some of his most visually striking belongings. Like Winter himself, the clothes exude vibrancy, creativity and originality.
Included in the range are three outerwear pieces and several colourful variations of trousers and tops – all wearable yet carrying an eccentric edge. In addition to these, a number of items from Johnny Winter’s personal collection are available to buy on the Acne Studios website, with all proceeds going towards the Johnny Winter Foundation for the Arts.