LE66 Champs Elysees offers scenesters in the City of Light iconic and innovative fashion brands from across the world, providing a plethora of womenswear, menswear, fashion accessories, home items and technology from the likes of Sandy Liang, AKS, Kitsune, T by Alexander Wang and For Love and Lemons.
Ahead of the official opening next week we visited the new Dubai store to make our edit of their must-shop accessories.
MUAMUA DOLLS began on a beach in Bali in 2006. Ludovica Virga their creative mind, decided to produce crocheted dolls made by the island’s inhabitants who, after the tsunami in Indonesia in 2004, were left without work due to the tourism deficit. In 2009 her designs escalated to cult status when Karl Lagerfeld received a MUAMUA doll as a gift and began a collaboration with the brand.
The crochet doll family continues to grow with new characters including Anna Wintour, Coco Chanel, Franca Sozzani, Lady Gaga and many others added. Today Virga’s range also includes ready-to-wear and accessories.
Launched in 2009, Coliac began as a costume jewellery line that eventually evolved into footwear. It’s founder, Martina Grasselli studied at Duperré Fashion School in Paris before working with Stella McCartney, Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Louboutin. Lending the opulence of jewellery to elevated brogues, sneakers and sandals crafted to the highest quality, Grasselli’s directional designs retain their jewellery influence, with studs, pearls and metallic ring embellishments.
Kayu’s bags are carefully handcrafted by women in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, preserving their indigenous crafts as well as providing them with a living wage Kayu’s well-made, creative designs would stand out in a club (or at a black tie event). Iterations include the Glacier Clutch crafted from sumptuous velvet and topped with irregular stone closures or the Eye Clutch which is handmade of shell and decorated with a playful eye design.
L’F Shoes is the shoe line of the Licia Florio’s collection. It has an optimistic spirit and reveal irony and a positive approach to life. Their stylistic hallmarks are a passion for color and contrasting materials, details that have evolved as the brand has progressed and been reinterpreted in unusual ways.
Italy has always been synonymous with fine leather craftsmanship and Erika Cavallini’s shoe line is certainly no exception to this rule. True to form the latest ankle strap sandals show this beautifully sleek attention to detail whilst maintaining Cavallini’s signature contemporary romantic twist. The luxe soft black leather is embellished with mink fur to give an even more decadent feel to the stiletto.