Acne Studios' 2017 Resort Collection Honors the Grateful Dead
Don’t be fooled by the tie-dye.
First impressions upon glancing through Acne Studios‘ 2017 resort collection spelled out tie-dye. Creative Director Jonny Johansson noted the hand-bleaching and oil-printing returned the brand to its DIY beginnings — digital scanning rendered the designs extra psychedelic. On the real inspiration:
“I love the counterculture around the Grateful Dead and the Deadheads who followed them” said Johansson. “I got thinking about what the daughter of a Deadhead would wear today, her self-possessed attitude, the freedom and fluidity of her clothing, the complexity of the prints, the futuristic edge.” Attitude registered in the styling — aka leather arm stockings — but the aesthetic remained Acne with relaxed volume and fluid garb. Check out the collection above.