If you’ve been following the who’s who of London Fashion Week and are always on the lookout for up-and-coming designers, then the signature spikes of Asian-American designer Chet Lo should already be familiar to you. Alright, let the rest of us catch up then!
Renowned for his visionary knitwear worn on celebrities including Zendaya, Lizzo and Doja Cat, the Central Saint Martins alumni is best known for his fun, flirty and kinda punk-rock 3D textured spikes, a popcorn knitting technique inspired by none of other than the durian fruit. Recently though, his designs hit even closer to home, thanks to this six-piece collaboration with CHARLES & KEITH.
Some of the accessories brand’s most iconic designs take on new forms, whether in the form of platform mules and ballerina flats, to spikey shoulder bags. “We really wanted to emulate the femininity and strength of women incorporating my signature spikes, which signify protection but also a distinct sensuality,” says Chet Lo on the intention of the capsule collection. This is also part of CHARLES & KEITH ongoing efforts to work with designers and artists from all over the world.
Appealing to alternative girlies, one of the most popular items in the series has to be the sling-backs, a sculptural piece featuring spikes on coloured wedge heels, and a perfect blend of elegance and fierceness. Then, there are chunky platform mules and more dainty tie-around ballerina flats, which feature a flyback knit with exaggerated detailing.
For the bags, we’re introduced to two styles — a smaller geometric hand-carry with a solid metallic-hued top-handle, and a shoulder bag with a detachable metallic spikey ball charm. The collection is complete thanks to a headband that bears Chet’s soft yet spikey signature.
The three colours of the collection embody that Chet’s cult-favourite aesthetic too, where all the pieces are available in Black, Vibrant Red, and a Vivacious Fuchsia.
See the full collection here —
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The CHET LO x CHARLES & KEITH Capsule Collection, available at retail stores and online.