In tribute to the late visionary Zaha Hadid, Charlotte Olympia launches two limited edition pieces, a platform wedge shoe and a clutch bag, both featuring fluid forms in perspex with rose gold metal accents. In conjunction to these, special packaging was created to echo the sculptural qualities of the designs.
Combining the unmistakeable design language of the renowned architect with the creative hallmarks of the British luxury shoe and accessories brand, the partnership began when Zaha and Charlotte first met in 2015 and agreed to collaborate on a collection. Zaha Hadid Design and Charlotte Olympia have meticulously realised these pieces as Zaha originally envisioned.
Launching on 21st November, the two pieces will be available exclusively at Charlotte Olympia retail stores. To mark the occasion, a reception will take place at Christie’s on the day of launch with Charlotte Olympia Dellal taking part in a panel discussion. Charlotte will also be at the Brompton Cross store on 22nd November to sign the purchased limited edition designs.
“Zaha Hadid was a phenomenal person to have known and her work and aesthetic are constant sources of inspiration for me. It was an honour and privilege to have worked with her and to continue working with her fantastic team on this dream collaboration” saysCharlotte Olympia Dellal, Founder and Creative Director of Charlotte Olympia
“We are always delighted to work with clients who share our passion for bold design and pristine craftsmanship. Charlotte Olympia and her team have masterfully translated our ideas into reality in two fantastic pieces of superb quality” says Maha Kutay, Director of Zaha Hadid Design. Source and photos, Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Design.
Article by Marco Rinaldi