The following collection review is written by myself and was first published for fashionising.com. A link to the publication is here http://www.fashionising.com/clothing/b--lavish-luxury-maryling-28169.html
If look books could kill, MARYLINGs stunning Autumn/Winter 2012 collection is dangerously eye-catching. Not familiar with MARYLING? Perhaps the element of the unknown makes it all the more enticing. Yet if luxury retail group Flannels have anything to do with it, the brand will not remain unheard of for long.
Set to rise to prominence as a stylish new go-to for luxurious womenswear wardrobe staples at accessible price points, MARYLINGS A/W collection is now exclusively available to buy at Flannels stores around the UK. Characterised by a combination of traditional style and innovative design, MARYLING is tailored for the sophisticated, independent woman. Rarely does a collection feel so modern and yet so timeless.
With an air of opulence preceding Autumn/Winter 2012, MARYLING’s striking A/W collection exudes exotic evocation. From wool cashmere jackets and satin wrap pants, to disco filmstrip skirts and wet look trench coats, lavish fabrics of sumptuous textures create tactile intensity. Reminiscent of the sensuous splendour of a Moroccan bazaar, the rich fusion of vivid turmeric, deep plum, soft pastels and hints of gold
create an indulgent autumnal colour palette.
The dominant mood, however, is dark. Black may represent the absence of colour, yet its obscurity is devastatingly emotive; indicative of mystery, defiance, and seduction, glossy black, shine finished pieces encapsulate the darkest of decadence. Erotic, rebellious and lusting for power, a woman in black is as menacing as she is mesmerizing. For the allure of gothic glamour, sleek hair and blood-stained lips add dramatic effect.
Every outline is effortless. For unique tailoring and statement coats, whether oversized or waist-cinching, feminine or androgynous, contrasting silhouettes explore a juxtaposition of structure and fluidity. Beautiful, powerful and mysterious, MARYLING reflects the multifaceted dimensions of contemporary femininity. Paradoxical? Women are complex creatures, after all.
All images from the MARYLING A/W 2012 look book.
The MARYLING A/W 12 collection is exclusively available in the UK from August 1st at Flannels stores in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Leeds.