Charlotte Olympia – Wikipedia
|Industry||Shoes and accessories|
|Founded||2008in London, England|
|Founder||Charlotte Olympia Dellal|
Charlotte Olympia is a British luxury shoe and accessories brand founded by Charlotte Olympia Dellal in 2008.
Dellal launched her eponymous label after graduating from the London College of Fashion’s Cordwainer’s footwear design course. Although she wanted to design from a young age, it was during her foundation year that she discovered she wanted to specialise in footwear. Her first footwear collection was presented during London Fashion Week in February 2008. In 2010, Charlotte Olympia opened its first store on Maddox Street in London, followed by a second in 2011 on East 65th Street in New York City, and another on Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles in July 2013 In 2014, the brand opened three additional stores: in Miami, Hong Kong, and Dubai. In 2015, Charlotte Olympia opened 4 further stores in South Coast Plaza in California, The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, The Emporium Shopping Complex in Bangkok and a second store in London in Brompton Cross.
Charlotte Olympia designs are influenced by classical Hollywood cinema glamour, pin-ups and movie stars from the 1940s and 50s. Her design philosophy is to create luxurious, feminine shoes and accessories with a sense of humour.
The brand has become known for the “island” platform Dolly pump, the Kitty flat and perspex Pandora clutch box. All shoes and accessories are handcrafted in Italy.
Although primarily focused on footwear and accessories for women, the label also produces a collection for little girls called ‘Incy’ and the Tom Cat smoking slipper for men.
- Footwear News Achievement Awards, Emerging Designer of the Year
- Glamour Women of the Year, Accessory Designer of the Year
- Footwear News Achievement Awards, Designer of the Year
- WGSN Global Fashion Awards, Footwear and Accessories Designer Award
- Marie Claire Spain Prix de la Moda Awards, Accessory Designer of the Year
Charlotte Olympia Dellal was born in 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa, to Brazilian model Andréa de Magalhães Vieira and British property developer Guy Dellal, son of the property tycoon Jack Dellal. Her sister is the model Alice Dellal.
Charlotte attended Bedales School, Hampshire. At the age of eighteen she left to complete a foundation course at the London College of Fashion before graduating from Cordwainers with a degree in product development. She launched her London-based shoe and accessory brand in 2008.
She lives in London with her husband, Maxim Crewe (m.2010) and three children.
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