Maybe the Swedes are miffed that they don’t actually get much of a Summer, because Acne’s SS13 collection is certainly a dark and moody affair. That’s not to say it’s not highly original and quite beautiful, but it definitely retains a sense of melancholia that sets it apart from the rest of the pack this season. Dark colours and thick material aren’t exactly practical for the heat, but they certainly look good, especially utilized in the loose silhouettes that the Swedish designers sent down the runway. Leather and denim combine to create a serious and sophisticated street-ready aesthetic, while stripes serve to add unique points of interest and volume to more morose tonal pieces. (HUH)