SKIIM is a fusion of Parisienne chic and London cool, specialising in leather and suede pret-a-porter that is a complimentary essential in a modern woman’s wardrobe. It aims to make her look and feel beautiful, creating pieces that are thoughtfully designed and timeless, evolving and changing with her.
Collections are style rather than trend-led, and inspired by the attitude of iconic French cinema and actresses from the 60’s and 70’s with more than a nod to the irreverence and sex appeal of the two era’s.
SKIIM works towards supply chain transparency, fair trade and garment longevity. We value freedom, humility, depth and personality.
Leathers have the ability to be simultaneously luxurious and rough. The material is precious, intimate and worthy of a modern woman’s lifestyle. It is one of the world’s most expensive materials yet symbolises labour, rebellion, provocation and sexuality. This dichotomy and ability to be inside, and out of, more than one box embodies the essence of SKIIM.
SKIIM consciously source every material and component, minimising the impact on the environment and its precious resources where possible.
We are committed to sourcing our leather from sustainable suppliers who adhere to globally recognised social and environmental standards. We look for leathers that are a bi-product of the organic meat industry and we work with tanneries whose dyeing process is not damaging or contaminating the planet’s natural resources and where possible favouring natural, vegetable tanning processes.
Transparency is key at SKIIM, stating the provenance of the leather on each garment, we also partner with like-minded manufacturers where passion, quality, and craftsmanship, along with social-responsibility, fair and safe working conditions are paramount.
Integral to the design process is the idea of longevity and integrity in design – leather is a life-time product which ages with love and evolves with the wear.
Founder and Creative Director Caroline Sciamma-Massenet began her fashion career in front of the camera. As a model she learnt what women love to wear. 17 years later, as a Stylist with French Vogue and CR Fashion Book, she learnt what women need in their wardrobe.
Caroline encourages the SKIIM woman to play with her style, mixing luxury leathers with vintage denims, emerging labels, silk, cotton and wool; to avoid total-looks and build on her own spirit and identity.