Acne Studios, "Ambition to Create Novel Expression" was established in Stockholm, Sweden in 1996 by founder and Creative Director Jonny Johansson. Based on a love of photography, art, architecture and contemporary culture, Acne Studios covers mens and womens ready-to-wear clothing, footwear, bags and accessories.
The designers collections are considered and refined, offering a wardrobe of signature basics in nuanced colours that are juxtaposed with interesting proportions and custom fabrics. Think perfectly cut denim, merino wool and mohair knitwear, cotton t-shirts, and premium tailoring.
DEFAULT CONTENT : Incu is home to the latest fashion innovations from both international designers and emerging Australian brands including the Acne Studios collection of sustainable and ethical fashion. Founded by Jonny Johansson and based in Stockholm, Sweden, the Acne Studios develop signature pieces inspired by Johansson’s love of photography, art, architecture and contemporary culture. The designs from Acne Studios celebrate Johansson’s multi-disciplinary design and artistic heritage. Creating ready-to-wear pieces featuring a stunning attention to detail, exquisite tailoring and an eclectic use of materials, designs from the Acne Studio workroom include men’s and women’s fashion collections defined by their merging of custom developed fabrics and their ambition to create novel expressions.
Established originally in 2002, Incu is renowned for developing retail collections comprising some of the most innovative, sustainable and accessible fashion available to purchase in stores across Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast, as well as online. We scour the houses of both local designers in Australia and international favourites like Acne clothing to offer a unique and personable fashion experience.
Among out Acne Studios collection, you will find their complete collections including shoes, jeans, sweaters, jackets and blouses. These collections are inspired by
Scandinavian minimalism, blending technical design with soft palettes and androgynous style. Discover light-weight and delicate cotton-blend fabrics, long-wearing woollen fabrics, ethically sourced and processed 100% leather products, as well as soft cotton fleece. An eclectic collection, the Acne Studios produce edgy streetwear and office fashion that promotes personal expression with simple, well executed design.
Among our top local and international brands, you will also find collections from Comme des Garcons and A.P.C. including a range of accessories from all of our designers. Shop our scarf collection, beanies and bags. Browse our sale items for end of season pieces or choose from the latest designs coming out of Europe and the United States.
Is Acne Studios ethical?
Contemporary fashion is about more than just wearable beauty, it’s about a commitment to the sustainability of the planet to ensure there is always
the ability to continue creating and to search for unique artistic expressions in wearable form. Acne Studios embrace their responsibility to create desirable fashion items like boots and coats that offer value and longevity. To take pride in their collections, Acne Studios choose to focus on a sustainability mission that features the quality of their pieces as well as how they are made and worn.
To this end, Acne Studios acknowledge the challenge of designing and creating their collections while faced with the effects of climate change, loss of biodiversity, increased pollution and the scarcity of natural resources. To combat these challenges, the Acne Studio mission addresses three main areas: long term use for their pieces, responsible sourcing of materials for both designer pieces and the supply chain responsible for distributing them, and ensuring an ethical code of conduct across their operational activities.
Every garment produced by Acne Studios is carefully designed for long-term quality. Utilising high-quality materials like wool ensures that care instructions can be more environmentally friendly, requiring less frequent washing and tumble drying than other materials. Archiving years of spare parts including zippers and buttons ensures that customers who have damaged pieces can quickly and easily source the ability to repair their pieces rather than replace them. The quality of their garments has also been developed in unison with customer suggestions. Designs and the quality of the finished products from the Acne Studios are informed by customer feedback. The raw materials sourced for the complete Acne Studio fashion collection are carefully chosen using the MADE-BY Environmental Benchmark and the Higgs Materials Sustainability Index.
Materials are chosen for every design are encouraged to be sourced from the ‘recommended’ list of sustainable and environmentally friendly raw materials which reduce waste and promote responsible farming and agriculture.
Where are Acne Studios clothes made?
The Acne Studios collections are mainly produced in Europe, China and Turkey. Europe is the preferred region for production with 70% of production completed in Europe. Known for its experience with high end products and high social and quality assurance standards, European suppliers are also located closer to the Acne Studios headquarters which makes it easier for Acne Studios to more closely control production with regular visits to suppliers.
The commitment to quality assurance and the promotion of ethical and transparent production processes means that Acne Studios attempts to generate long-term and generous partnerships with suppliers. They utilise these partnerships to garner friendly relationships in which Acne Studios can discuss working improvements like production conditions. Monitoring of supplier relationships allows Acne Studios to assess if their products are made in line with the Code of Labour Practices. They support freely chosen employment, the right for collective bargaining for staff, a strict anti-discrimination policy, no exploitation of child labour, payment of a living wage, reasonable working hours, safe and healthy working conditions, and a legally binding employment relationship.
The result of this commitment to sustainable and ethical production allows Acne Studios to stand by their creations with both artistic and operational integrity. When you purchase from the Acne Studios collection, you are choosing high end European wearable fashion that is, at every step of the design and production process, considered, ethical, transparent and innovative.
Shop online at Incu for the latest designs from the Acne Studios collection. Shoe sizing on ethically sourced and produced 100% leather is available in European sizes with a comparative table available to help you choose the perfect fitting shoe.