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SAINT SENARA – AN ODE TO WOMEN OF THE SEA

SAINT SENARA’S CHURCH IN ZENNOR, CORNWALL,

IS HOME TO THE ANCIENT CARVING OF A SEA MAIDEN.

 

THE 600-YEAR OLD DEPICTION ILLUSTRATES THE LASTING INTRIGUE OF THESE LEGENDARY CREATURES.

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CLEO LACED BODY AND SUSPENDER SKIRT

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TALES OF THESE BEINGS SPEAK OF A WOMAN THAT PERSONIFIED THE OCEAN:

HAUNTING BEAUTY

EFFORTLESS POWER

FEARLESSNESS

METAMORPHIC ABILITIES

UNAPOLOGETIC SEDUCTION

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EACH PIECE EXPLORES HOW WOMEN CAN CELEBRATE THEIR MULTI-FACETED BEAUTY THROUGH LINGERIE THAT TRANSCENDS INTO OUTERWEAR. 

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CLEO LACED BODY AND SUSPENDER SKIRT

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THE COLLECTION WEAVES TOGETHER THE TANGIBLE TEXTURES AND DESIGN OF MARINE FORMS,

WHILST EXPLORING THE REPRESENTATION OF FEMININITY AND SEDUCTION WITHIN HISTORIC LITERATURE AND ARTWORK THROUGHOUT MYTHS AND LEGENDS.

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THE COLLECTION INCORPORATES STYLES DESIGNED TO LOOK AND FEEL AS A ‘SECOND-SKIN’.

IN DOING SO, THE GARMENTS BECOME AN EXTENSION OF THE WEARER, ACCENTUATING AND CELEBRATING HER NATURAL PHYSIQUE.

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SAMPHIRA OVERSIZED SLEEVE BODY

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THE SAINT SENARA COLLECTION FEATURES METALLIC LEAVERS LACE ON SKINS OF ILLUSION TULLE.

EACH PIECE IS THEN EMBELLISHED WITH

THREE-DIMENSIONAL WIRED LACE STRUCTURES, INTERWOVEN WITH FRESHWATER KESHI PEARLS AND SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS.

SAMPHIRA OVERSIZED SLEEVE BODY

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SAMPHIRA OVERSIZED SLEEVE BODY

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CLARA ASYMMETRIC BODY

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CLARA ASYMMETRIC BODY

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CLARA ASYMMETRIC BODY

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ATLANTA BRA, THONG AND SUSPENDER SKIRT

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ATLANTA BRA, THONG AND SUSPENDER SKIRT

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ATLANTA BRA, THONG AND SUSPENDER SKIRT

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ATLANTA BRA, THONG AND SUSPENDER SKIRT

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WITH THANKS TO

SIRENS – OLIVIA HARRIET AND TESSA HOWELL

PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER DAVIES

ACCESSORIES IN COLLABORATION WITH SNOW JEWELS

SET ASSISTANCE BY NINA HOWELL

ON LOCATION AT MAWGAN PORTH, CORNWALL