Founded in Stockholm in 1996 by four creatives, Acne’s ambition was to create and develop a lifestyle brand through the production of desirable products as well as helping others build their brands. This ambition led to diverse assignments in advertising, graphic design and television production. Acne witnessed a space in the market for denim and utilized this forward thinking nature to create 100 pairs of unisex jeans. The denim garnered press and short thereafter leading boutiques wanted to carry the characteristic jeans with bright-red stitching. These are the foundations of Acne. Acne’s stores are known as studios as they aim to recreate the atmosphere of a working creative space. Located in various countries including Stockholm, Paris, London, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Oslo, Acne Studios designs, markets and distributes fashion apparel and jeans worldwide.