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.