Leave it to Stockholm’s Acne Studios to mine a forgotten abstract art pioneer and re-interpret her works into wearable, modern fashion. Hilma af Klint was born in Sweden in 1862 and while forgotten for generations, she is now credited as creating some of the very first works of abstract art. She was a painter and dedicated mystic who was very influenced by spirituality and philosophy.
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Inspired by new spirituality of the late 19th century, and with an interest in esoteric and the occult, Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) created a complex collection of artwork. She wanted to create a higher union between the opposites of the polarized world, such as male and female, light and darkness, striving for reconciliation of contradiction, for unity and totality. Af Klint thought that her art was meant for humanity in the future and stipulated that it should not be shown until 20 years after her death. But it even took a few more decades before her extensive body of work was discovered by the art world. In early 2013, the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, unveiled the largest af Klint exhibition to date and “Hilma af Kint: A Pioneer of Abstraction” was published.
To view and shop the full men’s and women’s capsule collection and purchase the book, please visit Acne Studios.