To celebrate its Summer 2018 collection, CHARLES & KEITH has collaborated with Tokyo-based illustrator WALNUT to develop a range of limited edition bags.

WALNUT has created two elegant floral-themed designs based on her unique interpretation of the brand’s seasonal campaign, before hand-painting them individually onto 100 pieces of the chain detail front flap bag. Each piece is numbered by the artist and specially packaged to reflect its exclusivity.

She first rose to fame for her work with popular Japanese singer Kaela Kimura. Her quirky minimalist illustrations, which are punctuated by eye-catching pops of colours, have also caught the attention of the fashion industry.

Read on for a peek into the artist’s life, style and work.

WALNUT is a Tokyo-based illustrator who first rose to fame for her work with popular Japanese singer Kaela Kimura. Her quirky minimalist illustrations, which are punctuated by eye-catching pops of colours, have also caught the attention of the fashion industry.

Charles & Keith Spring Summer 2018 Editorial

To celebrate its Summer 2018 collection, CHARLES & KEITH has collaborated with the artist to develop a range of limited edition bags.

WALNUT has created two elegant floral-themed designs based on her unique interpretation of the brand’s seasonal campaign, before hand-painting them individually onto the chain detail front flap bag. As such, no two bags from this capsule collection are the same.

Read on for a peek into the artist’s life, style and work.

Name three things that can always be found on your work desk.

My favourite pens, scattered notes and a mug that once belonged to my favourite German writer.

What about the three essentials that you always bring with you in your bag?

A pen, notebook and lipstick.

What is your Summer 2018 fashion must-have?

Chunky heel sandals are very cute. I like to wear them when hanging out.

What is your favourite piece from the CHARLES & KEITH Spring/Summer 2018 collection?

I like the cut out handle structured bag, which looks like a very fashionably-crafted paper bag. The design is playful and can be used for many occasions.

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