Acne Studios x Hilma af Klint: Wearable Art
Acne is entering the world of wearable art, reviving the work of Hilma af Klint. The Swedish brand has interpreted the artist’s original paintings for a ready-to-wear spring/summer 2014 collection, released this month.
Jonny Johansson, founder and Creative Director of Acne, has long grown the lifestyle brand around his own interest in art, architecture, photography and contemporary culture.
Johansson, who has remained head of the firm since 1996, says: “The colours and the depth and beauty of Hilma af Klint’s universe will strike anyone who spends time with her art.”
The stand-out piece features Klint’s famous abstract oil painting The Swan printed onto a round neck sweatshirt. Other pieces include the Academy of Fine Arts graduate’s work on shirts, scarves and tote bags.
“…I feel very honoured that the Hilma af Klint foundation gave me the freedom to create a small collection based on some of her most important work,” says Johansson.
Hilma af Klints work is currently on show with a touring exhibition dedicated to the artist, called A Pioneer Of Abstraction. The showcase recently reached the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen where it will remain on display until June 9th 2014.
Most of the Hilma af Klint capsule collection is available in Acne Studio stores worldwide and on acnestudios.com now, with customers offered to join a waiting list for remaining pieces. Prices start at £150 for t-shirts, peaking at £270 for sweatshirts.