Creative director Jonny Johansson said in his show notes that he wanted to demonstrate that his design team works “in an abstract collage way, clashing inspiration and influences.”
And how. That method yielded some puzzling outfits. Floor-sweeping kilts in pale linen were paired with cap-sleeve T-shirts and accessorized with latex cowboy hats, while leather vests and cotton biker jackets were fastened with straitjacketlike buckles.
It was difficult to relate the looks on the runway to the edgy-yet-easy separates for which the Swedish brand is best known. The most commercial pieces — skinny pants with slits at the ankles, along with a few roomy handbags — were overshadowed by outré designs.