Step inside the vibrant and sophisticated world of Charlotte Olympia, where the meticulous design of luxury shoes and accessories is second only to the experience of owning them.
Charlotte Olympia creations are worn by many of today’s most glamorous women and have become a byword for international taste and lifestyle. Taking inspiration from her worldly surroundings – people, art, books, technology, prints, textures, movies – Founder and Creative Director Charlotte Olympia Dellal translates her passion for collecting beautiful things into exquisite yet effortlessly wearable designs.
Where the everyday is transformed into the remarkable. Against a backdrop of classic Hollywood glamour, Charlotte Olympia celebrates women whose character and influence resonate within the rich colours, sculptural shapes and playful design details synonymous with the brand. Each individual style of shoe and accessory is intertwined within the theme of the collection, and are an homage to the women they were inspired by, in keeping with the brand’s super-feminine design philosophy. Every Charlotte Olympia design is handcrafted in Italy using only the finest materials; each shoe hand-finished with a gold spider’s web fitted on the sole – the underlying and spirited signature of the brand.
Charlotte Olympia boasts a growing international retail presence of eleven stores worldwide, including Mayfair, Manhattan, Beverly Hills, Miami, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Moscow and Dubai. In addition to the brand’s e-commerce business, the collections are to be found in the pick of the world’s most prestigious retailers including Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Isetan, and Printemps.
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA DELLAL – BIOGRAPHY
Charlotte Olympia Dellal was born in Cape Town, raised between Paris, Rio de Janeiro and London where she resides with her husband and three children. Growing up surrounded by women with strong personalities and a love of fashion set the tone for Dellal’s own ethos and ambitions as a designer.
After graduating from London’s leading footwear design college Cordwainers, Dellal launched her namesake brand in 2008 and was granted NEWGEN sponsorship by the British Fashion Council, opening her first freestanding store in 2010. Today, Dellal has firmly established her brand as a catalyst for the lives and lifestyles of contemporary women across the globe – where creative sensibilities merge with the endless possibilities of the digital world. “I design for women who have an innate understanding of who they are,” says Dellal, “All unique, all individuals, yet they share a playful spirit, sense of adventure and inherent personal style.”
Dellal has been internationally recognised for her achievements within the fashion industry and was most recently awarded ‘Accessory Designer of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards, 2015.