by Espido Freire for THE 2ND SKIN CO.
It all starts on the skin.
It all starts and ends on the skin, on the gaze that runs through the neckline, the back, the gaze that craves for being hand, and continues the course that the eyes have begun.
They spy the gesture that removes the lock of hair from the face, the assurance of the one who knows she's being observed, and desired, and believes there are reasons for that.
It all starts on the skin, on the one that enfolds me, the skin made of silk, and stories and misteries.
My past is my greatest charm; my future, my best promise.
The present is here, with every step I take, in the small words, in the great expectations.
They will try to imitate my attitude, the way I walk, my voice.
They might believe that what they can't grasp from me lies in the colour of my hair, in the organza I'm enveloped in, in the way I squint.
I like that they're so wrong: it all starts on the skin, the skin is what they see.
But they won't be able to copy my soul.
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Soul is a fusion that gathers different essences from the seventies, an inspiration of style that becomes the watchword for those who understand fashion as a way of life. Soul are all the iconic women who marked the mythical moments of this decade with their aesthetics. Images that have become part of the historic and popular imagination. A reinterpretation of the Paris of Catherine Deneuve or the New York of Bianca Jagger and Lauren Hutton ..."
- Juan Carlos Fernández & Antonio Burillo. The 2ND SKIN CO.
The silhouettes of the collection
The star of the collection is the dress, offering its sexiest version with wide necklines on the back and the front, with bias cuts that perfectly fit both on the long and the mini versions.
Straight and loose volumes in fur coats, high-waisted trousers and slightly flared, filmy blouses and dresses with prints reminiscential of the seventies in a fresh and updated reinterpretation of the decade.
The colours that inspired us
Soul presents for the Autumn-Winter 2016/17 a bold and diverse colour combination. Prints with psychedelic-looking patterns stand out. Those, combined in two tones, show variations on the same concept. Organza also stamped in gold and blue polka dots, on white or black backgrounds and serve as a the lime ones and the nudes.
The fabrics that make us dream
Gazar and silk mikado in mini dresses and bodies that open with winding laces. Print organzas with contained volumes or combined with grosgrain. Crepes, gauzy satins and draped chiffons, together with tulle offer glassy results that fill with brightness and light this new collection.
Mohair and fox furs for coats and stoles that go along with the looks of this Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 collection.
The furs that keep us warm
Aurora Maroto, the famous furrier from Madrid collaborated with us for our AW 16/17 Soul collection designing fur garments. "We wanted to collaborate with Aurora Maroto as they work with furs of excellent quality, they have an impressive experience, they use traditional processes of craftsmanship and they have a top-notch professional atelier," says THE 2ND SKIN CO. Silver fox fur stoles in different colors, ornaments in fox fur, white shadow fox fur vests or marmot fur coat in nude color are some of the pieces they've presented.