AUTUMN/WINTER 2016
ENIGMA II
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The ENIGMA collection is inspired by espionage during the Second World War. There is a nod to the silhouette of the 30s and 40s and also to the siren suits that women would wear in air raid shelters. Each piece is named after a woman involved in breaking the German enigma code. The dresses are imbued with some of their resilience and inventiveness, as well as having a lining printed with a rather mischievous set of instructions using the enigmatic cipher.

The pieces are timeless, luxe and entirely made of natural fabrics. Digitally-printed Italian silks, plush velvets, English silk jacquards and hand woven Scottish tartans. There’s an altogether after-hours air to some of the specialist nishes of the ENIGMA collection. Peekaboo zips nestled against the nipples. Zip-through-crotch jumpsuits. Soft- apped inner-pocket-openings that allows an admirer a eeting fondle. In keeping with the collections wartime theme there are pockets where once upon a time a lover’s photo could be kept close to the heart, or where today’s demi- mondaine might sequester secret treasures of their own.