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Charles & Keith mixes studs with brocade, lace and velvet

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines Charles & Keith embraces the spirit of individuality this season in a mix of feminine flair and edginess. Modern-day adaptations of the Victorian era, along with inspirations from the ’80s and ’90s goth and punk fashion add a touch of heavy aesthetics to the collection.

Drawing from subculture influences, slight rebellious styles elevate the overall aesthetic to create an interplay of masculine and feminine, seen on notched-wedge sandals, cross-strap sandals, cube wristlets and mini backpacks replete with black and silver studs.

For a subtler textural interest, everyday basic wear bears handcrafted detailing and contrast stitching seen on nonchalant silhouettes such as high-cut lug sole boots, classic pumps and block heel Mary Janes in muted tones of pearl white, gray and burgundy.

Bringing the past into the present, feminine silhouettes in rich and opulent materials recreate the excessive indulgence as part of a reinterpretation of the Victorian era in a modern-day context. Brocade-printed designs found on minimal stiletto heels and pumps, velvet boxy clutches, and faux fur details add an evening edge to it.

The lush feel of velvet that adds a subtle touch of sultry elegance is coupled with designs carrying white lace appliqué, lending a feminine flair to otherwise sporty sneakers.

ACIRC ADD ATILDE DAY DESIGNS ERA FEMININE FLAIR KEITH MARY JANES MODERN
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