Most of you will be looking for the perfect party accessory this holiday season, I would say you are in luck.
Carlotta Kohl has created a set of disco-inspired belts with the company Beltology. The pieces, which ae selling for $165 each, are sparkling and evoke the ’70s.
Kohl, who jokingly calls herself a “disco historian,”
named each one after a hero from the era. There is the “Donna” (an homage to Donna Summer) that comes as a gilded rayon strap and boasts a bedazzled star buckle; a lipstick-red “Gloria” (for Gloria Gaynor) with a heart-shaped buckle studded with purple and gold crystals; and the “Evelyn,” named after Evelyn “Champagne” King, which has a glinting black and gold strap and an “O” brass buckle.
For Hohl, choosing the theme was no big deal: She has been listening to disco since she was 11. “I remember when I was listening to ‘Hot Stuff,’ and I wasn’t sure what she was singing about!” While Kohl cites the glitzy clothing as an inspiration, she stresses that another layer played into her process. “Disco celebrated being a woman,” she says. “They [the singers] were expressing their desires in an unapologetic way. It did a lot for women’s rights and LGBTQ rights.”
This inclusive atittude also trickles down to the design. Each belt come in sizes from small to XXL.