This summer, CHARLES & KEITH is thrilled to team up with influential Taiwanese style maven Molly Chiang to launch an exciting collection that is inspired by tropical beach vacations. Bold and innovative in her experimentation with fashion, Molly is unafraid to push boundaries and challenge conventions in her work. Her attitude towards fashion mirrors the creative and progressive vision of CHARLES & KEITH. This makes her the ideal co-creator of this special capsule range, which reflects both her unique personal style, as well as the brand’s distinctive modern aesthetic.
To imbue this collection with her inimitable flair, Molly was deeply involved in the creation of this special collection from the beginning. She personally curated the featured designs, carefully picking out colours and styles that she feels best represents her fashion philosophy and personality, while also making sure that these products will look perfectly at home at an exquisite island vacation. The collection includes five pairs of shoes, four bags and two pairs of sunglasses, presented in a bright, fresh and exuberant palette of sunny yellow, grass green and zesty orange.
This collection is dominated by Molly’s favourite summer sandals. Featuring colourful see-through heels that give their wearer a comfortable boost, lively and eye-catching colour-blocked finishes and alluring looping straps, they project the free-spirited and light-hearted mood of summertime and bring to mind carefree sun-lit days. For leisurely walks on laid-back afternoons, reach for the classic white sneaker — Molly’s version of this timeless wardrobe staple has been embroidered with the phrase “MORE IS MORE”. It encapsulates Molly’s belief that “extraordinary efforts can lead to glorious results”, and that “putting your whole heart into what you do will reap rewards beyond imagination”.
The bags in the collection — including structured ratten totes, small shoulder bags embellished with tassels and soft carriers featuring a perforated laser-cut finish — reflect Molly’s romantic and bohemian tendancies. To wrap up the creative process of putting this collection together, Molly travelled to the outer islands of Penghu, Taiwan, to shoot the campaign imagery. The stunning photographs, which show a beautifully dressed Molly lounging on sleek coastal rocks with her favourite CHARLES & KEITH designs, are a testament of her dedication to excellence, in all aspects of this partnership.
The CHARLES & KEITH x Molly Chiang Collection is now available in CHARLES & KEITH retail stores