Fashion brand Charlotte Olympia has launched two limited edition pieces, a platform wedge shoe and a clutch bag, which were designed in collaboration with the late architect Zaha Hadid. Made from perspex with rose gold accents, the platform heel shoes and transparent clutch bag both feature fluid shapes that reference Hadid’s signature sculptural style.
Combining the unmistakable 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 realized these pieces as Zaha originally envisioned.
The two pieces will be available exclusively at Charlotte Olympia retail stores and online at charlotteolympia.com, priced at £1,600 (about $2,126 USD) for the shoes and £2,600 (about $3,454 USD) for the clutch bag.
“Zaha Hadid was a phenomenal person to have known and her work and aesthetic are constant sources of inspiration for me,” says Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Founder and Creative Director of Charlotte Olympia. “It was an honour and privilege to have worked with her and to continue working with her fantastic team on this dream collaboration.”
“We are always delighted to work with clients who share our passion for bold design and pristine craftsmanship,” says Maha Kutay, Director of Zaha Hadid Design. “Charlotte Olympia and her team have masterfully translated our ideas into reality in two fantastic pieces of superb quality.”
all images courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects