The VANESSAMORIN autumn/winter 2014 collection is inspired by the work of the late Deborah Turbeville, an American fashion photographer devoting herself entirely to photography from the early 1970´s. In 1972 she is widely credited with adding a darker, more brooding element to fashion photography.

In her book “Studio St. Petersburg” she is haunting dreamlike images of grand and extravagant Czarist palaces (many in ruins), churches and other buildings, as well as the faces and figures of the Russian people, ballerinas, actors, officials and workers, pictured both in tightly cropped closeups and orchestrated scenes. Deborah Turbeville creates a powerful, intuitive portrait of St. Petersburg with brief texts drawn from the memoirs of artists and writers.

The black and white pictures influenced the mood and colour palette of the VANESSAMORIN autumn/winter 2014 collection and led into a range of shades of grey and black. The fabrics evoke comfort and warmth and are supplemented with this season’s new, fully fashion knitwear. Voluminous overlayers and drapy underlayers allow the combination of different garments in layers to create a variety of outfits. Layering is according to Vanessa a modern survival skill that gives the wearer the ability to shed bits of clothing to adapt to changes of temperature and to create a new look by swapping out on piece and still appear dressed.


Key items of the collection are knitted oversized turtleneck sweaters and belted cardigans in stone grey and deep black. The relaxed fit combined with cashmere mixed yarns promise warmness and convenience. Loose-fitting belted parkas and straight fit pants manufactured in grey mélange boiled wool widen the palette of winter products as well as elegantly draping heavy coats with big box pleats appearing as key detail. Biker pants, floating box pleated waistcoats and straight zip dresses in a crepe stretch viscose give a more formal edge to the collection. Another highlight of the season is a light weighted sheer wool fabric used on oversized belted cardigans, scarfs and double layer tops.

Black viscose jersey wrap dresses as well as elegant floor length dresses, pocket tees, leggings and lace tops underline femininity due to their beautiful drape.

Essential products such as tanktops, v-neck longsleeves and turtlenecks reappear in black, soft, micromodal single jerseys that are the perfect base for every woman’s outfit.