KNWLS, founded by designer Charlotte Knowles and her partner in work and life, Alexandre Arsenault, is the London-based label challenging the notions of the feminine mystique through blurring the perception of public and private. Graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2017, Charlotte Knowles launched her namesake label shortly after and to immediate praise. With her eighth collection, Charlotte Knowles has rebranded to KNWLS - a studio practice delving deeper into the craft of production and intentionality in design.
Focused on corsetry, negligee, and sheer hosiery, Charlotte Knowles experiments with the pieces that traditionally bind the female body by offering liberation through public expression. Structured bustiers are paired with flared leggings, and barely-there dresses in sheer and psychedelic patterns work to create an unexpected feminine attraction that perfectly intersects modernity and nostalgia. Leather shoes and handbags further explore how texture and curves lend themselves to the feminine, while artisan details situate the label within new luxury.