London-based stylist Caroline Sciamma-Massenet, who used to work closely with Carine Roitfeld and Melanie Huynh, is launching her own label. Called Skiim — a variation on her name — the collection is made entirely of ethically sourced leather and suede. A line of 10 seasonless pieces called Les Classiques, including items like zipped leggings and a biker jacket, will make its debut on the brand’s e-commerce site in mid-March, while the rest of the collection will make its debut for fall.
Sciamma-Massenet offered up a full wardrobe for the leather lover, whether she prefers a vintage vibe or sexy styles, in a palette of white, khaki, black, tan and an unusual denim blue, as well as leopard-print calfskin. Among the standouts were a black stretch suede jumpsuit punctuated by flat, gold buttons like a waistcoat.
Her shirts came in various shapes, from military to romantic, while pants were cut like jeans or in a buttoned sailor style. Pencil skirts in various lengths, fringed crop tops and capes, a Sixties-inspired, open-backed shift dress, as well as a statement patent leather trench à la Helmut Newton had a more feminine vibe.