Elegant shoewear is a universal language, but few speak it as fluently as Brazilian women. From sky-high stilettos to avant-garde wedges, Brazil is truly the land of daring, discerning shoe design. Anglo-Brazilian designer Charlotte Dellal’s eye-catching label, Charlotte Olympia, can easily stand on its own well-shod heels, but the London-based line reached new heights—literally!—when it was recently launched in Brazil.
To fully grasp the prestige of the label, however, it helps to understand Dellal’s family background. Her Brazilian mother, Andrea Dellal, was one of Valentino and Thierry Mugler’s muses in the mid-’70s and is still constantly in the spotlight. Her sister Alice sets new beauty standards as a model. And her brother Alex, who owns an art gallery in London, is Charlotte Casighari’s prince to be. With a family like that, we could only imagine Charlotte’s aesthetic sense is perfect for deluxe refinement and extra doses of Brazilian sensuality.
After gaining international fans among Kate Moss and Daphne Guinness, Dellal’s shoes finally made their arrival in Brazil through a special collection produced with Avec. During the launch, Dellal presented a set of teetering satin pumps in a colorful palette in line with Brazil’s fetish for sexy stilettos. Other noteworthy items included a show-stopping pair featuring straw canvas embellished with golden platform details as well as various pin-up styles in leopard prints.