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Coquette meets Anarchist: Tom Binns and Charlotte Olympia collaborate on her new collection

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


The arch, feminine shoes and purses of au courant designer Charlotte Olympia have been flirting with rebellion in her collaboration with non-conformist jeweler Tom Binns. The collection apotheosizes the Met’s Costume Institute Exhibition: Punk: From Couture to Chaos, which will explore fashion’s appropriation of Punk’s democratic, DIY attitude.


Consequently, some of the most recognizable CO designs have undergone a transformation: the distinctive Kitty pumps have been reincarnated as the ANARCHIST KITTY model- think neon whiskers and hardware-piercings . Her classic clutch has been re-imagined: PUNK PANDORA exudes playful disobedience with its Perspex, safety-pinned update. The metallic DOLLY RIOT shoe demands attention in gold or silver, embellished and spiked with Binns’ pins.


This six-piece collection will preview at the Met Ball, but for the impatient among you will be available in store May 2nd. Snap ‘em up quick – they’re limited edition.



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