FORA.tv Speaker - Charlotte Olympia Dellal
It was her love of fashion and the art of corsetry that led Charlotte Olympia Dellal to design. Ms. Dellal took her passion to Cordwainers, the world‐renowned college for footwear and accessories in London, where she was able to explore her interests and receive technical training in the art of shoemaking. Ms. Dellal launched her eponymous London-based shoe brand in January 2008.
Since then, Ms. Dellal’s creations have become synonymous with classic sophistication and meticulous attention to detail. The brand’s feminine design philosophy is inspired by a bygone era of old‐Hollywood glamour. Each shoe is handcrafted in Italy using only the finest materials and finished with a signature gold spider’s web on the sole. The brand’s distinctive leopard prints, fan detailing, and arresting use of color have quickly become design classics coveted by such celebrities as Sarah Jessica Parker, Alexa Chung, Anna Dello Russo, Keira Knightly, Katy Perry, and Beyoncé. The label continues to develop its product lines to include not only captivating heels, but also an array of flats, boots, and accessories.
Charlotte Olympia stores in London’s Mayfair and on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue aim to encapsulate her world, and the collections are also stocked in some of the world’s most prestigious retailers including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, On Pedder, Net-A‐Porter, Harrods, Printemps, and Beymen.