Sometimes I see a collection that truly makes me stop in my tracks. My heart soars and my spirits are lifted as the shoes, clothes or bags I see before me embrace fun, transcend fashion and forgo practicality to flip lightly up into the realm of utterly breathtaking.
I inhale the items on the screen before me, image by image, angle upon angle, sucking up the details, marveling at the design, exhaling deeply at the astronomic prices. I expect it’s easier to have artistic integrity when your product retails at the price of a family holiday, but I don’t think about that.
Instead, I think about art for art’s sake, about creativity as a form of self-expression, about having a tangible result of your experience and endeavour. And then I imagine the emotion of holding true beauty in your hands – beauty that you yourself made happen.
And then I want to share that feeling.
So here goes, my standout items from Charlotte Olympia’s Pre-Fall 2016 Mechanix collection, which takes its inspiration from Fritz Lang’s seminal 1927 sci-fi movie, Metropolis.
And yes, I may be late to the party – meaning each item is already available in the seasonal sale – but at least I’ve saved you the equivalent of a romantic break, just the two of you.
Oh, and by the way, what’s the Robot headlice comb about?!