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Bringing the glamour back into travel, luxury shoes and accessories brand Charlotte Olympia launches a capsule luggage collection with Globe-Trotter, in conjunction with ‘Wish You Were Here’ a beautiful new collection of travel-themed shoes. Because packing is always so very much easier when you have good cases to put everything in.
“I love to travel, whether that’s to my home away from home, Rio de Janeiro or to a far-flung tropical destination, I am an intrepid explorer. For me, beautiful luggage is synonymous with the golden era of travel; the sophisticated voyage to an exotic destination should be a journey of refinement and elegance” says Founder and Creative Director Charlotte Olympia Dellal.
With a rather brilliant and novel shoe case at the core of the collection, the Charlotte Olympia signature charisma and femininity combine for leopard-print-covered cases: a neat and compact vanity case with bespoke mirror panel; a 30” and a 20” trolley case, all of which come lined with web jacquard interiors. Meanwhile, eight compartments inside the shoe case will accommodate platforms, flats and boots – because it was never an easy decision working out which pairs of shoes to pack. Dust bags and shoe trees complete the offering to make sure dressing from the feet up is just as special in transit as it is at home – and ensuring those soles are kept in good condition en route.
The suitably travel-themed ‘Wish You Were Here’ shoe collection, beautiful slipper flats in needlepoint embroidery takes its inspiration from a different exotic destination, with English roses, Chinese dragons and a Matrioska doll among the thirteen vibrant designs. A burgundy ‘Bon Voyage’ embroidered leather passport design pouch adds the final flourish to your refined hand-carry.
“Working alongside Charlotte Olympia has been a dream and so much fun. I particularly love the Shoe Case and it has been so exciting to recreate a classic design from our archive for the more contemporary traveller.” says Charlotte Seddon, Senior designer, Globe-Trotter.
Launching April 3rd to 30th, the collaboration with Globe-Trotter will be available exclusively in store at Harrods and selected Charlotte Olympia retail outlets; and available exclusively online via modaoperandi.com and charlotteolympia.com. A selection of the ‘Wish You Were Here’ shoes will also be available through all
C H A R LOT T E O LY M P I A D E L L A L
After graduating from London’s leading footwear design college Cordwainers, Dellal launched her namesake brand in 2008 and has since gone on to open eleven stores across the world in London, Hong Kong, Dubai and America. Dellal was awarded ‘Accessory Designer of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards, 2015.
G L O B E - T R O T T E R
Synonymous with great British design, Globe-Trotter is a luxury travel lifestyle brand producing handcrafted luggage and leather collections. Established in 1897, all Globe-Trotter suitcases and travel accessories are handcrafted in Hertfordshire, England by highly skilled artisans using original manufacturing methods and machinery that date back to the Victorian era. For 120 years, the brand philosophy has remained unchanged: an uncompromising integrity of craftsmanship.
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