A couple of weeks ago, it was announced that the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City newest exhibit would be title, Punk: from Chaos to Couture. This exhibit will be displaying outfits that were either created during the punk age of the 1970s or inspired by it. It seems as if the entire world awaits the opening of the doors of the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibition doors, and as they wait they celebrate in different creative ways.
The British shoe designer, Charlotte Olympia is celebrating by collaborating with jewelry designer Tom Binns to create a line of punk themed accessories. I first became aware of Tom Binns jewelry while reading a popular style magazine years ago. The magazine featured a photo shoot in which the model was decked out in the fabulous jewels. I instantly fell in love with the edginess of the accessories, how the necklaces were big and chunky, yet still elegant as they glittered against the models neckline.
I think the Charlotte Olympia and Tom Binns collaboration is going to go over very well because of the designers similarity in style. Olympia is similar to Binns in terms of edginess and elegance, yet both display these stylistic attributes in different ways, which will make for an interesting and successful collaboration. The line will include items such as velvet flats shaped as kittens with nose rings and clutches made up of satin and lucite.
Once the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art does open, everyone is going to be in a punk studded daze, and having a pair of high sky safety pin heels to wear on the museums opening night and in the days that follow is only too perfect.