In 1996, Stockholm's Jonny Johansson co-founded ACNE Studios, a multidisciplinary creative consultancy whose letters stand for "Ambition to Create Novel Expressions". After the release of a limited 100 pairs of raw denim and its subsequent popularity with friends, family, and clients, he saw potential for expansion into ready-to-wear and accessory lines.
The label's denim origins were re-visted in Spring 2017 with a reworking and relaunching its line under the new name, Acne Studios Blå Konst. Swedish for ‘blue art,’ Blå Konst displays refinement of its previous offerings with a focus on timeless fits, classic washes, and Made In Italy construction.
The brand has reached cult status with signature items like Jensen and Pistol boots, leather jackets, quality denim, in addition to unexpected, oversized proportions and a unique take on Scandinavian design. Acne Studios lives up to its name embodying modern, conceptual minimalism, with influences from photography, art, architecture and contemporary culture.
Discover our selection of men's and women's styles from the SS18 collection exclusively in our Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver stores.
[ Taylor wears the Acne Studios PATRI HEAVY INT top, Bla Konst LOG jeans, MANHATTAN sneakers and MUSUBI MAXI bag. ]
[ Details — MUSUBI MAXI bag ]
[ Acne Studios YALA AS RIB pink hoodie, Danton denim pant, Ugg JONI sheepskin slide, and Sun Buddies GIORGIO sunglasses. ]
[ Acne Studios purple SHANITA LINGERIE top, black MISELA TWILL culottes, pale grey TESSEY EEL mules, and black MUSTANG sunglasses. ]
[ Details — MUSTANG sunglasses ]
[ Kelvin wears the Acne Studios beige LOWIS jacket, ISHERWOOD BLEACHED button-down shirt, Bla Konst faded black RIVER jeans, and LARS sneakers. ]
[ Acne Studios ALKANY POP button-down, green NASH FACE t-shirt, ARI WOOL MOHAIR trousers, and black ADRIAN GRAIN sneakers. ]
[ Details — ADRIAN sneakers, MUSTANG sunglasses ]