Acne x MR PORTER Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection

Maybe it’s all the tuxes they go through during those fancy Nobel Prize dinners or perhaps it’s just their long winter nights, but the Swedes seem to know a thing or two about eveningwear. So much so that Acne – Sweden’s almighty fashion force – recently approached the sartorial British authorities at MR PORTER for a creative alliance in the name of the black tie. “I like the tuxedo; it’s a feminine uniform for men. Let’s think of a classic little black dress for men,” Acne’s Jonny Johansson says of the formal uniform. This week, the Acne x MR PORTER eveningwear capsule collection launches exclusively on the digital emporium. i-D online shot the collection – which covers everything from a velvet tuxedo to bow ties and shoes – and Q&A’ed MR PORTER buyer par excellence, Sam Lobban, about the collaboration.