Established as a creative collective in Sweden in 1996 by Jonny Johansson, Acne is a company that incorporates Acne Film (film production), Acne Digital (animation), Acne Creative (advertising and design) and Acne Paper (a bi-annual magazine) alongside its fashion line.
Acne's fashion philosophy is to produce a 'framework for individuality' by making clothing that is simple, functional and easily fits into the wearer's existing wardrobe.
- Elle Magazine's 'ELLEN' Award for Designer of the Year, 2000
- Cafe Magazine Fashion Award, 2003
- Guldknappen Best Design Award, 2004
- King Magazine 'Most Influential Person In Menswear Design', 2005
- Elle Magazine's 'ELLEN' Award for Designer of the Year, 2008