Charles & Keith Summer 2015 takes on a bolder approach as slightly mischievous elements are introduced while retaining a minimalistic identity. The idea of contemporary nostalgia is adapted to revive the mood of unforgotten eras that have strongly influenced fashion today. Gracing the pages of our latest issue are global style influencer, Miroslava Duma and one of fashion scene’s most veteran bloggers, Rumi Neely.
Beginning with a trip down memory lane and ending with an unexpected juxtaposition between edginess and feminine sweetness, nostalgic and historic influences are merged with subculture street aesthetics while traditional oriental elements are very subtly instilled through a reinterpretation with modern styles.
Reworked details are seen on wedge sandals, heels, and mini backpacks featuring small ruffle details, while martial elements and origami folds explore the minimal aesthetics of Asian beauty reflected on oversized knot sliders, cross strap weave sandals, and tie-knot details on clutch bags.
70s daywear is updated with modern relevance, using the allure of vintage accent detailing on mule loafers, buckle detail clogs, oversized drawstring bags and keyhole lock wallets in tones of camel, sandstorm, and whisper pink.
For a childlike contrast that brings back childhood memories, old video games inspire emoticon crossbody bags, top handle box bags and vibrantly-coloured platform sandals, lace-up tennis sneakers and smiley plimsolls.
Lastly, in a bid to explore the grace, sophistication and feminine fluidity of acrobatics and ballet, the dynamic elements are infused on flare-heel pumps, angular cut-out wedges, cross-strap ankle stilettos in contrasting tones of nude and pink, navy and burgundy while a touch of ultra feminine element is added to the collection in pearlized mary janes, angular cut-out wedges and high-shaft counter pumps paired with large classic tote bags and metal detail wristlets in tones of beige, cream, and champagne.