Charles & Keith Just Upped Its Game In A Major Way
The Singapore-based shoe and accessory label tapped photographer Glen Luchford for what is possibly its biggest campaign yet.| July 25, 2016
With National Day coming up – for our non-Singaporean readers, it’s our equivalent of Independence Day – we’re shining the spotlight on Charles & Keith, undoubtedly one of Singapore’s most internationally recognised brands. With boutiques in over 30 countries and counting, the homegrown shoe and accessory house has gone to where no other local fashion brand has gone, and hailing from a country as tiny as Singapore, it’s a pretty damn impressive feat.
For Fall/Winter 2016, it looks like Charles & Keith was aiming to go big – and go big they did. Let’s see, let’s see. For starters, they’ve got British photographer Glen Luchford and his renowned nostalgia-tinged aesthetic on their side. For a Singaporean-anything, that’s a huge deal. Score one for Singapore. (The campaign was also styled by our pals Jumius Wong and Jack Wang, so that’s a plus in our books.)
And then we have the shoes and bags. Do we spot a super on-trend sock boot in there? Not only is Charles & Keith hitting all the right notes with 60s to 90s-inspired styles – and you know how we feel about the 1970s and 1990s – we’re also majorly digging the colour palette. Red, burgundy, pink and pastel blue on ultra-easy silhouettes. It sort of makes you wonder why you ever stopped wearing colour on your feet. We recently took the red ankle boots and pastel blue loafers out for a spin (read all about it here), and true to Charles & Keith’s mantra for Fall/Winter 2016, the shoes were ridiculously easy to style.
The collection hasn’t hit stores in full force yet, but to make your decision-making a just little easier, we’ve compiled some of our top picks from Fall/Winter 2016 in the gallery above. Tell us which one’s your favourite in the comments below.