Scandinavian firm Ambition to Create Novel Expressions launched Acne Jeans in 1997 with humble aims. One hundred pairs were passed out to family and friends, and the next move was anyone’s guess. But within a year, the company had launched its first official line, and since then has refined its vision with simple cuts and a minimal sensibility. The label avoids mainstream advertising, and relies instead on word-of-mouth and Acne Paper, a twice-yearly magazine collaboration with Acne Film, Acne Digital, and Acne Creative.
Take a look at the second-skin skinnies in this mix, and it's clear why we're such fans of the Swedes behind cult denim brand Acne. Luckily for us, they lend their irresistible touch to more than just jeans. Shop this sale for slim-fit chinos, crisp white button-downs, and fashion-forward silk and leather dresses, too.
Trends in denim may come and go, but the dark wash jean will last forever. The super-flattering style — seen here in skinny, flared, and bootcut — provides a streamlined look and pairs perfectly with everything from flowing peasant blouses to oversize sweaters and crisp button-downs. For a totally slick effect, slip some leather riding boots over cigarette-cut jeans and you’re off!
Do these cultishly adored Swedes ever hit a wrong note? Snag some of their signature style: Grab of-the-moment white denim, dark-dyed figure-hugging skinny jeans, or cool chinos. And they do more than just the blues. An array of flawlessly cut silk dresses and knit separates round out this mix.
What started as a raw denim line with far-out red stitching has grown into a unique collection of separates and shoes worn by trendsetting starlets like Diane Kruger and Malin Ackerman. We've assembled a great selection of the label's signature looks here, including slim-cut blazers, peep-toe lace-up booties, Mohawk moccasins, and a pair of ballet flats sure to appease your inner black swan.