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Acne Studios take influence from dogs in latest drop

For their AW20 collection Acne Studios turn to British artist Lydia Blakely, famous for her dog artworks, when choosing prints and patterns. Blakely’s motifs can be seen among lumberjack-inspired flannels, over-dimensioned checks, and classic denim. Suitably, Acne Studios gathered their employees for a portrait of them together with their dogs to showcase parts of the collection.

— A while ago I became a dog owner myself. Ever since then I’ve started to notice the ‘dog people’, walking, being, and dressing. I didn’t see them in the same way before and now I guess I’ve become one myself. For this collection, I wanted to highlight and credit that subculture for all the inspiration it has given me, says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.

The collection is composed of a range of fabrics, from denim to silks, in a mix of bold and neutral hues. The employees and their hairy friends were photographed wearing the new dog garments as well as oversized suiting pieces from the collection at the headquarters in Stockholm.

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