Aaah the excitement of the new season's styles... One of the reasons why I love September is because it is the right time to discover new items and give your wardrobe a much needed injection of Fall goodness after the Summer months. Our new AW13 campaign invites you on a journey inspired by neo-grunge, couture, punk and some wonderful women pioneers. Because of its strong link with aviation, Amelia Earhart is on our list of muses where she is joined by the legendary German-born American actress Marlene Dietrich.
Today, I am proud to introduce you the beautiful and highly desirable Marlene collection, inspired by the distinctive style of Marlene Dietrich. She was one of the first classic Hollywood actresses to break the sartorial boundaries between masculine and feminine aesthetics, introducing an interesting juxtaposition between softness and tailoring. The Marlene collection takes a page from Dietrich's style book by mixing softness and rigidity in material and design, harmonising the boldness of exotic snakeskin with a smooth velvety fabric.
Available in auburn & black, the Dietrich-duet boasts a facade of genuine snakeskin featuring original leather and with viscova cotton lining, creating a contrasting clair obscur effect. It is the perfect mix of nostalgic fashion and ultra contemporary luxury... And I dare you not to fall in love with it. Just like Marlene Dietrich, our Marlene collection is set to break style boundaries.
Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as "Lola-Lola" in The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and provided her a contract with Paramount Pictures in the US. Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express and Desire capitalised on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing her stardom and making her one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. Dietrich became a U.S. citizen in 1939, and throughout World War II she was a high-profile frontline entertainer. Although she still made occasional films in the post-war years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer.
And now I leave you with No Angel, a documentary about the life of Marlene Dietrich, be inspired.