SKIIM is a Parisienne-London leather and suede brand making pret a porter to compliment and last in a modern woman’s wardrobe.
Collections are style rather than trend lead, and inspired by the attitude of iconic French cinema and actresses from the 60’s and 70’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.
We source our skins from France, Italy and Turkey. We look for leathers that are a bi-product of the organic meat industry, and we favour chrome-free + vegetable tanning.
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.