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Featured Article: Shushu/Tong X Charles & Keith Capsule Collection 2022 Ad Campaign


Charles & Keith starting the new year with a dainty collaboration with rising Gen Z designer duo Shushu/Tong!

The limited-edition SHUSHU/TONG x CHARLES & KEITH capsule collection features two pairs of bags and shoes centred around the key motif of the rose, exploring its ephemeral beauty, fragility, and charm, which already hit selected Charles & Keith boutiques and available online through http://www.charleskeith.com. Uniting the inspirations and emotions of the brands, the unique imagery of the rose embodies the Shushu/Tong brand DNA – where the modern woman and unabashedly feminine details are juxtaposed – merged with the sensibilities and understated elegance that form the bedrock of Charles & Keith’s design ethos

“The rose has become a significant symbol in literature and art, usually representing love and desire. Traditionally, roses only bloomed once a year, which means it was destined to live for a short period of time. A fragile, withering rose exudes fleeting beauty. Sharp thorns line its soft, delicate branches; this danger is a metaphor for the price we sometimes need to pay for love. Contrasting colours of red and black form the backbone of the collection. Their opposition – passion and sophistication – exemplify the inescapable temptation that love brings,” Shushu/Tong said in a statement.

Charles & Keith Design Director Fredie Stevens added, “Charles & Keith is excited to continue the tradition of working with independent designers to bring unique iterations of our well-loved footwear and handbags to both new audiences and loyal fans of the brand. It was a pleasure collaborating with the dynamic Shushu/Tong duo, we’ve followed their brand’s evolution closely over the years and are great admirers of their work and design aesthetic — the latter, which has been beautifully synched with Charles & Keith’s signature shapes to create this truly unique collection.”

The feminine shape of Charles & Keith‘s signature Mary Jane pumps is offset with Shushu/Tong‘s playful innocence sensibility with edgy, chunky heels. A delicate rose embellishment intertwines across one side of each colour variation, giving the shoes a romantic charm while retaining their retro style.

The covetable handbags in the collection take on an elegant rectangular shape, with a wide adjustable ribbon-esque strap that allows it to be carried underarm or as a top handle. The black version is crafted from sleek satin and adorned with a patent rose in the same shade, while its crimson counterpart features a delicate, vintage-inspired rose pattern monogrammed on its glossy satin body. The bag’s interior is crafted from supple leather and finished off with hidden magnetic closure.

The campaign, directed by fashion photographer Zeng Wu Zhang and styled by Liu Xiao, draws inspiration from the duality of the brands, vividly bringing to life the whimsical SHUSHU/TONG x CHARLES & KEITH girl amidst a saturated, colour-blocked wonderland that evokes the charm of a bygone era. (source)


Featured Article: Alicia Vikander for Madame Figaro France January 2022


David Roemer at Atelier Management photographs the latest cover image of Madame Figaro France featuring actor Alicia Vikander, styled by Cecile Martin with hair and makeup by George Northwood and Kelly Cornwell. (source)


Featured Article: Penn Badgley for Icon Italia Issue 70


The cover is styled by Fabio Immediato and captured by Samantha Casolari. (source)


Featured Article: Aya Jones for Slimi Magazine The Earth Issue


Aya Jones is fronting the latest cover of Slimi Magazine shot by Jason Kim with styling direction by Sleiman Dayaa. Hair and makeup by Gonn Kinoshita and Ayami Nishimura, manicurist Maki Sakamoto. Set designer Griffin Stoddard. Casting by Christian Meshesha. (source)


Featured Article: Sydney Sweeney for Fashion Canada Winter 2021


Euphoria, Sharp Objects and The White Lotus star, 24-year-old Sydney Sweeney is wearing Saint Laurent on the Winter 2021 cover of FASHION Canada shot by Greg Swales with styling by Rafael Linares and creative direction by George Antonopoulos. (source)


Featured Article: Luisana Gonzalez for M Milenio November 2021


Luisana Gonzalez is photographed by David Roemer for the front page image of M Milenio styled by Sarah Gore Reeves with hair and makeup by Michael Thomas Lollo and Vicky Steckel. (source)


Featured Article: Sydney Sweeney for C California Magazine November 2021


David Roemer photographs the latest cover of C California Magazine featuring rising actor Sydney Sweeney, styled by Petra Flannery with creative direction by James Timmins. Hair and makeup by Bobby Eliot and Melissa Hernandez, manicurist Zola Ganzorigt. (source)


Featured Article: Jason Seife for GQ Middle East November 2021


The cover is shot by David Urbanke with styling by Keanoush Zargham. Grooming by Nastya Milyaeva, set designer Izzy Garcia. (source)


Featured Article: Fala Chen for Vogue Hong Kong November 2021


Shang Chi star Fala Chen is fronting the November 2021 covers of Vogue Hong Kong shot by Walter Chin with styling by Jolene Lin. Fashion director Sean K. Executive producer Lee Kyung Kim at BL Creative House. (source)


Featured Article: Chung Ha for Elle Singapore November 2021


Chung Ha wears Fendi on the November 2021 covers of Elle Singapore photographed by Choi Yong Bin with styling by Sukyung Park. Fashion editor Jing Ni. Hair and makeup by Eunjin Kim and Jeong Eun Woo. Executive producer Lee Kyung Kim at BL Creative House. (source)


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