Mary Benson’s ‘Letters from the Darkest Corners of my Heart’ SS16 collection perfectly depicts the dark power of a woman when she finally realises that her recent break-up or heartache makes her stronger.
Her girl oozes with that fierce self-possessed confidence you have when you know you are turning heads and making a statement with your OOTD.
Our femininity is something to be celebrated, and Benson does that to perfection with her ethereal modern Goth chick, dressed in pastel coloured chiffon and tulle which falls in voluminous flowing shapes and cascades to the floor.
The pieces are adorned with ribbon embroidery and her signature vinyl embellishments are embossed on denim, satin and jersey.
The abstract theme of love-lost and hidden drama is further conveyed through the opulent splashes of colour and the creepy, twisted prints of watching eyes disguised as prettified floral patterns – dark yet at the same time feminine and delicate.
Of course add to this some of my all time favourite accessories that collaborated with Mary Benson - Melissa shoes, Tatty Devine jewellery and Stephen Jones head pieces 'Heartbreak' never felt so good.
photography Nyla Sammons