About Us

SOHO 1993: The Punk Legacy


Acupuncture was founded in 1993 by original “puncturist”, Phil De Mesquita , and by the stylish designer, Nikos Nicholaou, in Soho, England. "The brand with the circle A" came to light as a clothing shop, it became a social center, a punk recording label, and most of all, a factory where all creative people could find self-expression. Acupuncture produced records form iconic indie punk bands like “All The New Accelerators”, “The Flying Medallions”, and “Jake Vegas”. In the meanwhile its range of skunk funked streetwear hit the brit-pop scene and the hardcore and rave subculture, creating one of the most iconic independent streetwear brands that were born in London during the nineties.