— March 30, 2012 —
Wednesday night saw On Pedder's celebration of Charlotte Olympia's new collection launch in Hong Kong. As you would expect from such an event, the guests were immaculately dressed and the decor was beautifully designed. However, the real highlight was, of course, the shoes! Charlotte Olympia first made waves in the footwear industry when she introduced her floating platform heels, usually done in contrasting two- or three-tone colours and fabrics. Since then, she's expanded her range to include ultra high wedges and adorable flats. The one thing that you can always count on when trying to spot a Charlotte Olympia design is an obvious element of whimsy. If there's one thing that Charlotte understands, it's the magic of fashion, the fun, the excitement, the daring impracticality of it all. She's carried this attitude into her jewelry and handbag lines, as well - you can now populate your accessories closet with starfish printed wedges, spider necklaces and feather clutches. You can cultivate an entire world of whimsy, courtesy of Charlotte Olympia. She's a fantastically talented designer and a wonderfully warm woman -- look out for our profile on her early next week, where she tells us of her love of mermaids, her penchant for matchy-matchy style, and the birth of her new child.