Wanting to link this season with Acne Paper, we took cue from the subject of the next issue, the Body in Art. Looking at the body through artists we were attracted to, we built a collection with unexpected clashes between materials, textures, colour and shape.
The distorted abstraction of surrealist photographer André Kertész, came to inspire the contoured panelling and wave like volumes. Taking this
volume, containing and trapping it around the waist, create interesting, almost surreal shapes. Examining the work of Hans Bellmer and his erotic sculptures inspired us to make the collection more daring. Painter Hanneline Røgeberg inspired a colour card of varying tones of ﬂeshy pinks and dusty beiges, contrasted with with ﬂashes of unexpected eye-popping colour.
Fabrics are technical yet ﬂuid. Stiff cottons, washed wools and cashmere knits contrast with more technical fabrics such as power netting, vinyl and padded nylons. Traditional materials are used in untraditional ways – shoe leathers for jackets, knits are padded with down, bonded cotton are used for trousers.