Marnie Skillings: hope for the sumptuous

Another addition to the 2011 RAFW (Australia fashion week) calendar (last year saw her present her collection, unofficially, in the lead-up to the week), Marnie Skillings has us hopeful of great things. Why? Because her autumn 2011 collection had a sumptuousness marked by historical influences: from the liberal Alice Prin (better know as Kiki di Montparnasse) of the twenties to the ill-fated Joan Vollmer of the Beat Generation. Whether you take the highly feminine or the powerfully masculine elements, it all boils down to an air of sensuality – as the collection’s campaign embodies.

Will the same sumptuous themes carry over to the Spring collection when it hits the runway? We can only hope.

marnie skillings autumn 2011 campaign

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Marnie Skillings A/W '11 campaign
Marnie Skillings A/W '11 campaign
Marnie Skillings A/W '11 campaign

Click on the gallery below to view more of the Marnie Skillings autumn / winter 2011 campaign.

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