January 18, 2013 Paris
That makes him an interesting choice for a fashion label, even beyond the possibilities for dandified menswear his own wardrobe suggests. Johansson worked plenty of that in, too. A fur-collared peacoat suggested Strindberg's navy Swedish military garb, the extra-long shirts worn loose, the styles of the nineteenth century. An appealing watercolor print was taken from the hand-printed Florentine paper of one of the collector's books. Neck scarves, giant teddy-bear shearlings, and cropped pant lengths would've been the additions of more modern dandies.
It was a smaller showing than usual for the label, but that's in part due to the push and pull that results when a former two become one. If Acne is conserving resources, all the better to prepare for the women's show it's planning for Paris fashion week, its debut on that calendar. It will be created in collaboration with the photographer and artist Katerina Jebb and the Musée Galliera's maverick director, Olivier Saillard. In the spirit of coming together, it will include a few looks for men.