Acne Studios: Discover the Swedish Fashion House That’s Redefining Modern Luxury

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Acne Studios is a multidisciplinary luxury fashion house based in Stockholm, Sweden, founded in 1996 as part of the creative collective ACNE, an acronym for Associated Computer Nerd Enterprises that was later changed to Ambition to Create Novel Expressions.

Designer Jonny Johansson, the creative director and co-founder of the Stockholm-based multidisciplinary fashion house Acne Studios, acknowledges the audience during the Acne Studios Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022/2023 showDesigner Jonny Johansson, the creative director and co-founder of the Stockholm-based multidisciplinary fashion house Acne Studios, acknowledges the audience during the Acne Studios Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 2, 2022, in Paris, France (Credit: Alain Gil-Gonzalez / ABACA / INSTARimages)

Jonny Johansson is the most well-known figure associated with Acne Studios and serves as its creative director. The brand has gained international recognition for its distinctive style and contributions to contemporary fashion.

The Swedish fashion house specializes in men’s and women’s ready-to-wear fashion, footwear, accessories, and denim.

Peach orange snow boots from Acne Studios featuring an all-over cloud-inspired print with a contrast platform solePeach-orange snow boots from Acne Studios featuring an all-over cloud-inspired print with a contrast platform sole

You can buy heels, boots, sandals, and shoes from Acne Studios at Acne Studios, Mytheresa, and Nordstrom.

Acne Studios does not exclusively produce its items in China but is one of several countries where it sources its products. They have suppliers in Europe, China, Turkey, South Korea, Morocco, and other countries.

The Swedish brand occupies a space that blurs the lines between high-end and contemporary luxury. It’s considered premium fashion, above mass-market brands but below established luxury giants.

Heels and sandals from Swedish multidisciplinary fashion house Acne StudiosHeels and sandals from Swedish multidisciplinary fashion house Acne Studios (Credit: Shopbop)

Acne Studios Debuts Edgy Rusty Nail Shoes

Well, isn’t this intriguing? It’s worth noting that back in 2010, Acne Studios had everyone buzzing with their upcoming spring collection of shoes, drawing inspiration from rusty nails. If your curiosity is piqued, here are some images showcasing the Acne ‘Gemini’ bootie and the Acne ‘Asteria’ pump:

Acne 'Gemini' Ankle Booties

Acne 'Gemini' Ankle BootiesAcne ‘Gemini’ Ankle Booties

Acne 'Asteria' Pumps

AcneAcne ‘Asteria’ Pumps

Like them? People looking at these shoes from the top and front will probably think they’re just normal-looking booties and pumps. But jaws will drop once they see the spike heels. Talk about a subtle way to get everyone talking about you, right?

If you’re wondering whether these shoes are comfortable, well, let’s just say that you would have to be a stiletto aficionado in order to appreciate them.

Two of the spike heels are detachable so that you can wear three, two, or just one. Of course, wearing three is more striking than just one.

ACNE Gemini Suede Leather Sandal Booties Rusted Nail Heels
ACNE Gemini Suede Leather Sandal Booties Rusted Nail HeelsACNE ‘Gemini’ Suede Leather Sandal Booties Rusted Nail Heels

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