You want a great night out to go on forever. At least that”s how Acne”s Jonny Johansson felt after partying at Le Tango in Paris with Christopher Lundmann and the rest of his men”s design team. It made him think of the kind of summer dances he used to go to when he was growing up in the Swedish countryside, and from that came a collection that combined a seventies silhouette with the disco languor of jersey and an androgynous schoolboy element.
Imagine a Junior League Studio 54 in Stockholm, and you”ll get a sense of Johansson”s nostalgic fun factor. Schoolboy shorts and layered T-shirts shared space with a lean double-breasted navy suit, the pants high-waisted and flared, or a pair of leather dungarees that suggested another sort of seventies club altogether. Walking through the collection, Lundmann insisted that, concise as it was, it comprised an entire summer wardrobe, from sporty day to dressed-up night (the metallic sandals were a contemporary touch). The lingering impression was that these were clothes that would equally suit Acne boys and Acne girls, and you get the feeling that”s not something Johansson would be particularly upset about.