Heavily inspired by by the Colour Field painting movement of the 1940’s–1950’s, and artists such as Kenneth Noland and Barnett Newman, co-founders of Want Les Essentiels, Byron and Dexter Peart have cleverly harnessed the power of colour, combined with the luxury of simplicity to create a collection that is at once modern and timeless.
The season’s eye-catching Double-Dot leather – navy calf leather decorated with black and white dots - brings a playful, art-inspired update to favourites such as the best-selling Kastrup backpack, Pearson passport cover and Bradley wallet. The classic O’Hare and Hartsfield totes are updated with bold stripes or re-imagined in navy and white tricot knit fabric, while premium leather detailing contrasts cotton canvas across many of the styles. These are the perfect, perennially chic pieces for a summer getaway.
The vivid colours interspersed throughout the collection are also evocative of the Olympic Games’ iconic interlocking rings and their vibrant representation of unity and continuity. Hues of Flag Red, Olympic Green, Optic White, Cerulean Blue and Golden Yellow are distinct yet unified, tastefully paired in colourful combinations that capture the Olympic spirit and its pervasive optimism.
Accompanying the brand’s stylish, intelligently designed accessories, the WANT Les Essentiels footwear collection has expanded significantly this season, growing to include eight styles. Favorites such as the Lennon sneaker and Montoro derby return, accompanied by new styles such as the handsome Marcos loafer and the leather Mateos and Dumont sandals. The new Tesla slip-on and Tesla lace-up plimsolls, available in a selection of lightweight canvas and mesh styles, are the perfect travel companions and the ideal addition to a summer wardrobe – modern and stylish as well as light and effortless.
Shop the collection online.