Creative director and Co-founder

Jonny Johansson


Acne Studios is available at our Highsnobiety shop, as well as at 40 retail locations around the world including flagship stores in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, and Tokyo. It’s currently available in 22 cities throughout the world, ranging from Antwerp to Seoul and many major cities in-between.


Originally, the “ACNE” name was an acronym standing for “Associated Computer Nerd Enterprises,” but was later changed to “Ambition to Create Novel Expressions.”


Describing Acne Studios’ style is not an easy task. Minimalistic, timeless, yet loud enough to make head turns with fun colors and layering. Johansson’s unique ability to design unconventional and essential items ranging from full collections to single pieces is what makes Acne Studios special and a leader in today’s fashion industry.


You can find some of their best pieces here at Highsnobiety Shop.

Acne Studios Scarves

Acne Studios Hats

Acne Studios Bags


ACNE is co-founded by Jonny Johansson.


Johansson creates 100 pairs of raw denim jeans with red stitching and hands them out to friends and family. The jeans’ popularity gains media coverage, which compels Johansson and ACNE to make further inroads into fashion.


Acne Studios separates from ACNE to become its own standalone company.


Acne Studios releases its first book in collaboration with photographer Lord Snowdon called Snowdon Blue. They also open their first flagship store in New York City.


Acne Paper, the biannual magazine that served as the label’s only piece of advertising for nearly a decade, is discontinued.


Re-launches denim collection under the name Acne Studios Blå Konst. Opens flagship stores in Los Angeles and Milan, and another retail location in San Francisco.


Acne Studios Celebrates West Hollywood Store Opening.

A Collaboration Between Acne Studios and Fjällräven Marries Function and Fashion.


Acne Studios releases capsule clothing collections designed and created in collaboration with Starter Black Label and Los Angeles Lakers player Russel Westbrook.

Acne Studios and Mulberry reveal ‘Friendship’ collection.


Acne Studios released a capsule clothing collection featuring artwork from Monster in My Pocket.


The New Acne Paper Book is released.


Acne Studios celebrates 10-year anniversary at Paris Fashion Week.

Acne Studios appoints Elizabeth Burley as Chief Marketing Officer.

Acne unveiled its footwear collaboration with heritage label Kero for Fall/Winter 2022.

Rosalia is revealed as the face of Acne Studios’ FW22 campaign.

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