Barbican’s Curve Gallery recently played host to Scandinavian label Acne’s Swarovski Presentation. Taking on the Swarovski crystal element and incorporating this into their designs, Creative Director Jonny Johanssen was joined by metalwork maestro Husam el Odeh and artist Katerina Jebb to help create this Swarovski collection.
‘Alongside the distinctive nudes, slim fit jeans, cowl neck tops and subtle stylings, pieces came studded with miniature Swarovski Elements crystals, sparsely applied to the pressure points on each garment; a series of commissioned metal knee caps, shoulder pads and understated armoury from Husam el Odeh and lucid tie-dye style interjections from Mr. Johanssen himself. el Odeh also produced a series of bulky metallic pieces, ranging from reading glasses and handbags to gardening gloves and envelope clutches. Inspired by the Barbican setting, Johannsen also commissioned a short film by Katerina Jebb which came projected around the space, whirring behind the models.’ Have a look here at the presentation.