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Charles & Keith launches capsule collection with Coco Capitán

Footwear and accessories brand Charles & Keith has collaborated with Spanish-born artist Coco Capitán, known for her poetic meditations and artwork, on an exclusive capsule collection.

The all-black “Coco Capitán x Charles & Keith” collection aims to offer wearable art in the form of a pair of loafers and a tote bag that explores the complex emotions that prose evokes in fashion while celebrating individuality.

The androgynous silhouette of the Perline Penny Loafers and Double Handle Sculptural Tote Bag is an artistic canvas by Coco Capitán, featuring the artist’s handwritten signature text.

Taking inspiration from the game “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not,” Coco Capitán embroidered blue daisies and her handwritten prose “Love Me Blue, Love Me Not Blue” on the Loafers, while the Tote Bag houses the hopeful story of a lone blue flower blooming in concrete.

Artist Coco Capitán collaborates with Charles & Keith on shoes and bags.

Charles & Keith adds that each piece is carefully designed with uneven stitching to provide “the spontaneity and intimacy of a personalized piece” as it hopes to make each bag and shoe feel like it was designed for the wearer.

Speaking about the inspiration for the collection, Coco Capitán said in a statement.” My artistic inspiration comes from overheard conversations, journal entries and sudden waves of thought. I believe that words can transcend culture and offer us a glimmer of hope for brighter times.”

Image. Charles & Keith

Fredie Stevens, Design Director at Charles & Keith, adds, “Charles & Keith is once again excited to be a catalyst for creativity, drawing on the ideas of world-renowned artists to create limited edition and unique pieces featuring their work – that’s our thing.” Never before explored.

“Our team worked closely with Capitán to create this capsule collection that reflects her cool-girl attitude. Paired with her poignant prose, these pieces are the perfect collection for art lovers and the fashion forward crowd.”

The Coco Capitán x Charles & Keith’ Perline Penny loafers retail for 89 pounds and the two-handle sculptural tote bag is 69 pounds.

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