Acne (Ambition to Create Novel Expression)
Founded: Stockholm, Sweden, 1996
About: Begun as a creative collective by director Jonny Johansson and three peers, ACNE begun as a lifestyle brand that assisted other brands in their advertising, graphic design and film productions. In 1997, the brand began to design a line of denim apparel before launching a full collection in 1998. The brand maintains ACNE Paper, a journal that visually communicates the ACNE collective’s work and inspirations.