Ambition to Create Novel Expression (to give the studio its full name) is not Scandi minimalism, it’s nuanced contemporary luxury that sounds like it belongs to an artist with bad skin. Founded by Creative Director Jonny Johansson, Stockholm-based Acne Studios takes a multidisciplinary approach to creation, incorporating their alliterative founder’s interest in art, photography, architecture and contemporary culture into each season. The result is clean lines, high quality fabrication and playful graphics pulling from everything from folklore to musicians to the brand’s denim roots.