Ever wanted to embrace your inner mermaid? Now you can! Charles and Keith have released the teaser of their new editorial collection and #SpoilerAlert: the seaweed is definitely greener down where it’s wetter under the sea!
If you couldn’t already tell, the ‘Mystical Creatures’ campaign highlights both Charles and Keith’s new collection as well the wonder that is the mystical deep sea. Conceptualised in a quirky and a fantastical manner, the charming editorial emphasizes the stories of the Nereids, the sea nymphs of Greek myth that represent beauty and benevolence. Following the narrative of this season, this is photographer Filippo Del Vita’s take on theatre escapism– that is, using theatre as a means to escape reality. The make-believe underwater fantasy world is a direct vision from Filippo Del Vita’s mind, The mixture between animation and portrait photography makes for the ideal whimsical landscape to envision the fantasy perfectly!
The collection itself further enhances the concept with a varied line of styles and colours. From slip on slides, lace up sandals, and a basic low mule to flatform oxfords, ankle boots, and ballerina pumps, this range has everything your heart could possibly yearn for. Not only are the shoes to die for but the bags, oh the bags! Embellished clutches, gorgeous minimalistic tote bags and my absolute favourite, the furry bucket bag. With detailings like exotic skins, textures and exclusive velvet lace-up details, how can you resist their siren call?
Take this chance to cross off embodying Amphitrite – Poseidon’s wife and actual queen of the sea for those who don’t know – off your bucket list. After all, you deserve to splurge a little on yourselves and get some of that Charles and Keith lovin’? Here are some picks from the collection I’m absolutely in love with!
Text by Azizah Raghib.