When we first came across Coco Capitán's work and her scrawled, almost child-like handwriting printed across Gucci hoodies, we were intrigued by her multidisciplinary practice and thoughtful text. Now, after many different collaborations across the fashion industry, the Spanish-born artist has been enlisted by accessories brand CHARLES & KEITH to explore complex emotions that prose can evoke in fashion and create wearable pieces around her work.
The Coco Capitán X CHARLES & KEITH collection is comprised of just two pieces, a pair of chunky, structured loafers and a small top-handle bag that serve as an understated base for Capitán's work. Injected with a personal touch, Capitán has taken over the brands classic san-serif logo with her signature scrawled script and dainty daisies inspired by “He loves me, he loves me not.”
The tiny blue daisies are stitched onto the Perline Penny Loafers – one of CHARLES & KEITH's signature styles – alongside the words “Loves Me Blue, Love Me Blue Not.” Her distinctive script is also embroidered onto the Double Handle Sculptural Tote Bag, which shows a solitary flower symbolically blooming through the concrete.
“My art is inspired by overheard conversations, diary entries, and sudden waves of introspection. I believe that words can transcend cultures and give us a glimmer of hope for brighter times,” said Capitán.
Fredie Stevens, Design Director of CHARLES & KEITH said, “CHARLES & KEITH is once again excited to be a catalyst in promoting creativity, tapping into the minds of globally acclaimed artists to create limited edition and unique pieces featuring their artwork – something we’ve never previously explored. Our team worked closely with Capitán to create this capsule collection that reflects her cool-girl attitude. These pieces, paired with her poignant prose, are perfect collector’s items for art lovers and the fashion forward crowd.”
An exclusive raffle will be available for fans to cop the Coco Capitán X CHARLES & KEITH capsule ahead of its launch, which will drop on 13 July 2022 in selected CHARLES & KEITH boutiques and on charleskeith.com.