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Feature: Double dose of fabulous with Charles of London



 

"Punk Bikini" from Charles of London

"Punk Bikini" from Charles of London

 

 

The Imprint of Impression

 

Triston

Berlin, Germany

 

In this era where everyone wants to be on the stage, in front of the cameras, and in the spotlight… at the end of the day, it takes more than just talent to remain at the forefront of all that is current and relevant. It takes special innate qualities that are sometimes hard to describe, impossible to put your finger on, yet when you see it, you instantly know. UK-based,  Charles of London, (in where else? London!) is home to two premiere, independently ingenious designers, is essentially that.

 

 

Black wool tuxedo with red animal print PVC with black pencil skirt

Black wool tuxedo with red animal print PVC with black pencil skirt

 

 

As they aim to create bold clothes for daring people, their designs have managed to find homes the world over. From punk boys to glam girls, their twist on the conventional is what has catapulted them to the top of punk chic. There’s a very long list of people that cannot get enough of their lines. Melding themes that most designers either shun or disrespect, they are electric eclectic. Their mantra seems to scream from the rooftops: Come one, come all…

 

…if you dare!

 

 

Print dress

Print dress

 

 

Charles of London consists of the design duo of Mark Charles and Susan Diamond. Separately, these two are more than enough for most to handle. But together, they weave their magic from the catwalk to the soundstage. It is their love of music that has fueled many of their inspired lines. Gob$au$age, their electro band, is an extension of what they do in the world of design. On stage (as well as off), they are brash, in your face, and brazen enough that you fall into the web they wield just as you fall into their seams.

 

 

Drape coat and pants

Drape coat and pants

 

From exotically themed tops to draped coats and Bowie-inspired rock & roll jackets, to swimwear and an amazing line of printed leggings, Charles of London aims to clothe you from head to toe with not just a shot of glam, but a heavy injection! For the man or woman searching for that wayward boy and girl still in them somewhere, Charles of London aims to bring them out.

 

Loud and in color!

 

Bowie collage gown

Bowie collage gown

 

 

Charles of London debuts their ALIENATION collection soon. Look for it! You can visit their site at www.charlesoflondon.com or find them on Facebook .

 

Clothing & Crew Credits:

 

Punk Bikini

Model: Honey Manko

Photography by: Billa Baldwin

 

Black wool tuxedo with animal pint PVC with black PVC pencil skirt

Model: Honey Manko

Photography by: Dorota Mulczynska

 

Print Dress

Model: Honey Manko

 

Bowie Collage Gown

Model: Honey Manko

Photography by: Billa Baldwin

 

Drape coat and pants

Model: Honey Manko

Photography by: Billa Baldwin

Makeup: Kate Allen

 

 

Photography courtesy of Charles of London

 

*Triston is a jet-set performance artist, writer and novelist, living between Istanbul and Berlin. You can catch up with Trison on Facebook @TristonNegreaux or on Twitter @ Triston212

 

 

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