“Sweden from above” provided the inspiration for J.Lindeberg‘s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. As seen through the Swedish label’s design lens, this bird’s eye view of the country translated to clean lines, watery shades of blue, forest hues, and sandy neutrals. Black leather and bright flashes of orange, meanwhile, hinted at other, slightly less rustic influences — in this case, motorcycle culture. Long a Lindeberg affinity, biker jackets came in nylon-lined makeups, layered under and over suit jackets. Speaking of suits, there was an increased emphasis on tailoring for the new collection — as CEO Stefan Engström had pronounced earlier, “We want to really establish ourselves as a Scandinavian fashion house.” This meant slim-cut suits with high armholes, many of them double-breasted, showing a renewed initiative towards higher levels of sartorial relevance.