Acne Studios

Acne Studios

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1996

ACNE is co-founded by Jonny Johansson.

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1997

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.

 

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2006

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

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2012

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.

 

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2014

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

 

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2017

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.

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Established

1996

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Jonny Johansson

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Where is Acne Studios for sale?

Acne Studios is available on their own website, 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.

 

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What’s the meaning behind the Acne Studios name?

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

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