There are girlies devoted to the Barbie pink aesthetic, Sanrio and excessive glitter included, and then there are those attracted to all things black and gnarly anatomical hearts. Not to stereotype here — after all, you can be both — but if the latter appeals to your Wednesday Addams-loving aesthetic, then go ahead and embrace the dark side.
CHARLES & KEITH has collaborated with visual artist Henn Kim for a 4-piece capsule collection, titled ‘Heart is Every Wear’, that takes after her surrealist monochromatic drawings. These accessories feature her signature anatomical heart motif, as a reminder for all wearers to confidently “wear your heart on your sleeve” and be authentic with one’s emotions.
“My art has always served as a medium for expressing complex emotions that I could not convey in words. For this collaboration, the reimagined heart illustration goes beyond depicting despondency, and instead offers a new outlook by imbuing the heart symbol with self-assurance and the courage to express oneself freely,” said Henn Kim.
This illuminating thought is translated to all-black accessories that, perhaps as an interesting juxtaposition, carry a spirit of light-heartedness as well. The Illustrated Heart Charm Ruched Hobo Bag, for instance, is a casual, slouchy number that features Henn Kim’s anatomical heart as a metallic embellishment at the heart of the bag’s closure.
Then, there’s a pair of Illustrated Heart Charm Ankle Boots, in a unique style that combines chunky-soled boots with a double-strap Mary Jane design at the front, which also sees those same hearts in silver hardware.
Complete the look with a matching faux leather scrunchie and cosmic-themed blanket, which can be rolled up and carried about, before opening up to reveal a galaxy of planets that encircle a monumental heart, another artist signature that compares the vastness of the universe to the depth of our emotions.
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You’ll also get to receive a set of stickers featuring Henn Kim’s exclusive illustrations for the brand, with every purchase from the capsule series!