Leather isn’t exactly a warm-weather staple, but Skiim’s Caroline Sciamma-Massenet rose to the challenge by treating it like any other fabric, or rather like an array of fabrics.
Texture play is Skiim’s lynchpin: paper-thin suede felt like washed silks on shirts; smooth leather fit a lightweight duster; last season’s leopard print was carried forward as a sexy one-shouldered jumpsuit. It’s easy to overlook the challenges of everyday leather given how approachable she makes it — and machine-washable options are in the works.
Style-wise, Sciamma-Massenet kept to the brand’s overarching focus on cinematic icons of the Sixties and Seventies with laced-up straight-legged pants, boxy jackets, A-line shifts and dungarees. Her summer whites, including a open-backed playsuit, a sleeveless blouse with a pussy bow, or shorts with lacing climbing up the sides, were among the options for the season.