SKIIM’s debut collection of women’s Prêt à Porter, in responsibly sourced leather and suede, uses a colour palette inspired by icons of French cinema, La Piscine and Le Mepris.

Earthy tones of grove green, sand, tan and cognac reflect the brand’s humility and care-free attitude, whilst injections of leopard, printed pony, double-denim with contrast stitching and provocative patent black wink a dark-lined lid at fun.

Classic, comfortable cuts, bordering on masculine and with twists in the story, facilitate freedom; but the key is in the leather. Ruffle-neck blouses wear like cashmere, high-waist pants feel like butter to touch and the plongés: like silk.

For Autumn, thick, robust patent holds its shape, exuding Helmut Newton energy, and leopard printed pony brings warmth and texture in a two-piece set and show-stopping suede-lined cape.