Back to Basics

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The Drawstring

Go back to basics where items are stripped back to its rawest form, drawing on the simplest of details to make the strongest statement. Find the core style that dispels the irrelevant and emphasises the important.

With the resurgence of drawstring bags this season, introducing different sizes, colours and material variations. The silhouette of a soft casual drawstring bag can easily translate into a boldest style statement that isn’t always the most extravagant.

 

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Valentine’s 2016

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Draw on the essence of timeless love in strong hues of bold red juxtaposed with romantic metallic for Valentine’s as CHARLES & KEITH brings back covetable classic top-handles with a minimal touch of origami detailing.

Details are kept subtle and added with character in the likes of tassels and twist detail in keychain and wrist cuff.

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STORIES: Christie Ferrari

STORIES by CHARLES & KEITH: In A New York Minute

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Follow fashion blogger Christie Ferrari as she brings #CHARLESKEITHOFFICIAL on a whirlwind trip around her favourite spots in Manhattan.

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Out and about in Manhattan, Christie opts for our Mary Jane Stilettos in camel. These heels were made for walking – a perfect complement to a city that never sleeps.

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Christie pairs her oversized grey coat with our Round Crossbody, replete with tassels and lucite details, for a stroll through the Meatpacking District – her fashion-forward getup being a tribute to the trendy reputation that the neighbourhood holds.

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At one of her favourite restaurant haunts, The Standard Grill, Christie waits to meet up with a friend for lunch.

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Winter whites: accessories in pale, neutral shades stand out best in a sea of black, grey, and navy.

 

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Arcade

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Emote with your accessories.

The re-emergence of maximalism comes with a curation of high-octane accessories – aptly termed “Arcade” – in line with this trend. Look to fun pieces with the emoticon crossbody bag or a contrast top-handle boxy bag and the slingback lug sole loafers to create the perfect playful combination.

 

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Style Edit SS’16 / 3

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Spring opens with running themes and inspirations brought forth from a bittersweet era. Notorious for the birth of legendary fashion tribes & subcultures, grooming celebrity-status supermodels and Hollywood style icons who set beauty standards for the fashion world, it is no wonder we are still caught up with nostalgia hailing from the 70s through to the 90s. Recalling the hype and energy of an unforgettable era, we give a strip down and contemporary rendition of borrowed elements from fashion’s glory days.

While fashion constantly reminds us to build a relevant and modern wardrobe, this season is ready for a distilled alchemy of futuristic, iconic and vintage.

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Style Edit SS’16 / 2

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Youthful rebellion and mischief seem to always start with cutting school – but since playing hooky has given birth to anti-fashion movements that ironically turned into iconic inspirations for the fashion industry, we give a nod of approval to the youth in revolt.

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Lunar New Year Edit

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Complete your festive ensemble with pastel hues and sleek, streamlined accessories.

 

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Style Edit SS’16 / 1

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Project an air of modern femininity this season with bold prints, sculptural details, and graceful silhouettes.

Photographed by Gianluca Senese

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STORIES: Michaela Babuskova

STORIES by CHARLES & KEITH: Minimalist moments with FIGTNY

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When it comes to modern minimalism, Michaela of FIGTNY is the blogger to turn to. Take a cue or two from her sartorial elegance as she explores SoHo in CHARLES & KEITH.

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Michaela’s current wardrobe obsession: Neutrals and knits – A perfect pair with our Envelope Wristlet, especially against the whitewashed facades of SoHo.

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Long known for its historic cast-iron archtecture in New York, SoHo has since transformed into a hotspot for boutiques and art galleries, making it a favourite amongst fashion insiders like Michaela.

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People-watching on the streets of SoHo – look to clean lines and sleek gold hardware to elevate an all-black ensemble, like Michaela did.

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The key to minimalist accessories: finding understated pieces suitable for everyday wear, yet bold enough to make a statement on their own.

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Michaela keeps warm this winter in artful layers of black and white, complete with our 2-Way Backpack and Slip-On Flats for a streamlined look.

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A stroll through SoHo often uncovers the district’s rich heritage, distinct architecture, and numerous whitewashed facades, a perfect backdrop to Michaela’s minimalist aesthetic. It is then, not hard to see why this is one of her favourite places in the city.

 

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Monochrome

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There’s something reassuring about clean, simple, minimal cuts and colour. Get back to basics featuring black and white palates almost exclusively – All about getting the right texture, silhouette and hardware to spice up the monochromatic combination.

Be wardrobe-ready for this timeless classic coordinate where you need not worry about wearing colours that do not complement each other. This monochrome series make the perfect partnership.

 

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