What is the Art Raving project? Art Raving was a collaboration with Acne Studios for their A/W 2020 collection.
What kind of brief were you given? When they approached me originally, it was to come up with some kind of series of headpieces, which would be on mannequins in their flagship store in Stockholm, which has just been redesigned. But then it evolved into a whole photo shoot. They gave me samples of some of the colours in the collection and we talked about tapping into rave, but in a very abstract way. It needed to feel like something very curated and considered, but which had sort of exploded.
What did your creative process entail for developing this concept? I had been looking a lot at Murano glass vases and I wanted to replicate the idea of paint or colour trapped inside. I needed a substance which was malleable and didn’t weigh a tonne, so I started looking at plastic and I sent Acne a few samples of what such a material would look like, and it really just expanded from there.