Friday 14th January

| BY Andrea Sacal

Charles & Keith and Shushu/Tong Come Together for a Flower-Filled Capsule Collection

Roses are red, violets are blue Charles & Keith kick off the season with Shushu/Tong and some flowers too. Starting off the new year with a collaborative bang, Singapore-based label Charles & Keith has tapped on the shoulders of designers Liushu Lei and Yutong Jiang, founders of emerging label Shushu/Tong, to give us a flower-filled capsule collection enveloped in layers of elegant rose embellishments.

Charles & Keith are no strangers to collaboration as the 25-year-old brand holds an impressive roster under its belt.  Honouring its partnership in every way possible, the collection centres around the ephemeral beauty of the rose which embodies the Shushu/Tong natural aesthetic with shoe and bag pairings celebrating the multiple dimensions of the flower. Introducing mutual brand DNA, the duo represents the youthful woman accompanied by calf-length socks and untamed hair.

Mary Jane is under the spotlight, puff, puff, pass. The iconic pumps have been reimagined with a chunky heel and a drool-worthy patent leather upper that had our stomachs rumbling at first glance. Combining a sweet schoolgirl vibe with a rule-breaking attitude, “We believe that this collection will resonate with people that have fascinating, unique personalities who are not constrained by their daily styles and appreciate a touch of whimsy. The pieces will reveal the quiet elegance and distinct personalities of any wearer,” says Shushu/Tong.

Satin handbags have been crafted featuring signature rose details throughout and a ribbon-esque strap adding a quirky spin. “We used two contrasting colours for the collection. Black is akin to sophistication, while red is its opposite, passionate and dangerous. This strong contrast also aligns with the metaphor of a rose that is the basis of the collection.”

Throughout the synergetic process, the duo found comfort in each other. “Working closely with a professional team that made the whole process hassle-free, effortless and smooth was what we enjoyed most during the process. Charles & Keith was a great partner, with insightful suggestions and inspirations,” says Liushi and Yutong. “Our hard work resulted in this capsule collection of 4 thoughtfully-crafted products that we are excited to finally present to everyone. The creative chemistry between our teams made this whole process nothing but beautiful.”

Shop the collection here

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