Acne Studios founder Jonny Johannson first sketched out the Face motif in marker, aiming to capture the essence of the Swedish citizen: "not too happy, not too sad’’. Now, the stoic square can be found on everything from the label's cosy knitted hats to these socks, where it's stitched cartoon-like into the back. Spun from soft cotton with a hint of stretch, they would look ideal peeking out from the top of your trainers.
Swedish design collective ACNE was founded in 1997 by Jonny Johansson. Initially specialising in jeans the brand now is a byword for modern classics infused with Scandinavian cool as seen in the likes of Stella and Elle.