The more I know of love, the less I know… purrs Kitty Collins, played by Ava Gardner, in the 1946 film The Killers. That moment, and that seminal character of the femme fatale, were central to Nina Jarebrink’s dramatic fall 2012 collection.
You can see it in the fabrics; the plush velvet and luxurious furs, the sheer chiffon and glittering gold-flecked jersey. But with her wedged patent ankle boots and boldly geometric jewellery, Jarebrink’s fall 2012 woman is certainly the modern update on the film noir femme. In spite being decades apart and distanced by modernity, though, they share the most important, key attribute: they both know how to stand out in a room.
View all of Nina Jarebrink’s (jarebrink.com) fall 2012 campaign, which was beautifully photographed by Christian Bakstad, by clicking on the thumbnails and perusing the gallery.