The Swedish label's creative director Johnny Johansson had his pre-teen son contribute to the kicks for the Spring 2018 collection

Stockholm-based luxury fashion house Acne Studios took a fresh approach to its Spring 2018 sneaker collection, inviting Tage Johansson, the 11-year-old son of Acne’s creative director Johnny Johansson, to help design the footwear. Building upon his father’s creations, Johansson deconstructed the shoes and put them back together to his liking, marshaling scissors and a glue gun in a short film to emphasize his contribution to the range.

This season’s sneakers, a key item for the brand, feature bright colors, exaggerated flatform soles and statement lace-up sneaker boots—a departure from the Swedish label’s usual understated aesthetic. This collaboration sets the brand’s tone for the year, which involves a team of children that the elder Johansson recruited as consultants for his fall ’18 collection, including their drawings of stars and rockets in some of his clothing.

Acne Studios

Stockholm-based luxury fashion house Acne Studios took a fresh approach to its Spring 2018 sneaker collection, inviting Tage Johansson, the 11-year-old son of Acne’s creative director Johnny Johansson, to help design the footwear. Building upon his father’s creations, Johansson deconstructed the shoes and put them back together to his liking, marshaling scissors and a glue gun in a short film to emphasize his contribution to the range.

This season’s sneakers, a key item for the brand, feature bright colors, exaggerated flatform soles and statement lace-up sneaker boots—a departure from the Swedish label’s usual understated aesthetic. This collaboration sets the brand’s tone for the year, which involves a team of children that the elder Johansson recruited as consultants for his fall ’18 collection, including their drawings of stars and rockets in some of his clothing.