Manning Cartell launched its AW17 collection, The Villainess, online and across the brand’s eight stand-alone retail stores nationally. AW17 reveals the dynamic bittersweet essence of the femme fatale thrown into the future.

The scene is set in a monochromatic palette of black and white. Her dynamic nature is revealed through cosmetic hues of blush and cameo contrasting with dramatic scarlet, rich topaz and marsala wine.

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Long-line tailored coats, denim and military detailing, underpin the relaxed silhouettes realised through fine lace, slip dress and feminine frills. 

The drama of layered silk crinkle chiffon set against biker high shine leather classic expose a tougher take on romantic dressing. The fusing of opposites becomes more artful with Neo Punk stud detailing on delicate pieces.

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The Vilainess is an enigmatic paradox of opposites, a blend of youth and luxe. Her strength is drawn from a mash up of influences; Victorian, Punk and tough romance. Emerging as our heroine, she is a walking contradiction; effortlessly blending the feminine and the fierce. 

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Manning Cartell is located on St Quentin's Avenue.