By Nicole Cheung

To All the Art and French Literature Nerds

Philosophy and art movement may sound academic but no one can walk away from them. We all live by both of them. It is just a matter of realization.  Maison Oeuvre was inspired by great classics to bring artsy literature concepts to your wardrobe in a convenient and subtle manner.  Each pair is distinctive in its own craft.  


Le Deuxième Sexe - On ne naît pas femme : on le devient. (One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman) This famous quote comes from one of the philosophy classics Le Deuxième Sexe (The Second Sex) by Simone de Beauvoir, the French existentialist in the 20th century. With thorough discussion towards the shackles of gender roles, it is often regarded as a major work of feminist philosophy. This socks style takes inspiration and uses feminist symbol with flower tattoo blending gender symbols that represent both male and female to imply the unification of sexes and have-it-all. Unleash our uniqueness and embrace who we are.

Simon - feminine inspired socks

Bonne Chance
Bonne Chance means good luck in French. The eye-catching finger crossed gesture graphic at the centre speaks for it. Featured with the abstract and quirky dots at the background, it creates a disordered ambience to depict today’s pandemic time. We all could use some luck from time to time. The creation is inspired by Dada art movement emerged during the First World War in negative reaction to the horrors and folly of the war. Dadaists subverted conventional aesthetics so as to elicit reflection and criticism of the current times people live in. In the times of madness, let’s stay positive and find inner peace in this chaotic world.

chance and socks

Le Carnaval
What is happiness to you? Answers are subjective. But one of the greatest philosophers Jean-Jacques Rousseau has a general definition on happiness. “ We enjoy less what we obtain than what we hope for, and we are happy only before being happy.” It expresses a paradox that people actually feel happy in the time being before their desire is satisfied. Strange but somehow true. Now that everyone is longing for the post-pandemic world where parties, feasts and dances could be made possible without masks. The fantasy is real. With such anticipation, the illustration is inspired by carnival which is the time of rejoicing. Bright colors, topsy-turvy footstep and streamers intertwined await all eager

carnival and socks


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