Charlotte Olympia Dellal was born in 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa, to Brazilian model Andréa de Magalhães Vieira and property developer Guy Dellal. She is the eldest of four children, including her sister, model Alice Dellal, and Alexander Dellal, owner of the 20 Hoxton Square art gallery. The family grew up in Paris, Rio de Janeiro and London.
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 Footwear Design. She launched her London based shoe and accessory brand in 2008
Dellal began her eponymous label after graduating from 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 design. 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. The year 2014 has seen the opening of two additional boutiques, one in Miami and another in Hong Kong.
Charlotte Olympia designs are influenced by classical Hollywood cinematic glamour and 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.
As homage to the designer's favourite childhood book, E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web," each shoe is finished with a gold spider web on the sole. 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. Charlotte Olympia produces four seasonal collections a year, and maintains six different permanent collections including 'Encore' featuring signature classics, 'Runaway Bride', 'To Dye For' red carpet shoes, 'Cosmic', 'Incy', 'Tailor Made' bespoke service, '9 till 5' and the most recently launched leather handbags.
Now Styledrops is as close as your keyboard!
Enjoy your passion for Italian fashion choosing among thousands of shoes,
bags and accessories coming from the latest collections of the most famous Italian designers.
We sell only authentic quality products with the best price you have ever seen on the internet!
From USA: 310-878-9045 (Mo-Fri 8 am - 1.30 pm USA EST)
From all other countries: +39 011 5096531 (Monday to Friday 2 pm - 7.30 pm CET)