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CHARLOTTE’S TREATS: Charlotte Olympia is celebrating Halloween with a limited-edition capsule collection of vampire and pumpkin-inspired shoes and bags. Available from Oct. 1 exclusively at Charlotte Olympia stores in London, New York and Beverly Hills, as well as at charlotteolympia.com and net-a-porter.com, the collection includes a clutch box with gold bat silhouettes and red suede pumps. Other looks include glow-in-the-dark embroidered bones on black silk satin sandals, laser-cut spider webs on black suede pumps and the brand’s signature kitty flat, which depicts a more sinister-looking cat with fangs. Pumpkins and vibrant red lips, also with fangs, make an appearance. Bags range from $545 to $1,565 and shoes run from $745 for flats to $1,475 for heels.
“I like to have a sense of humor in my work and that manifests itself in the Bite Me Kitty flats and Boo pumpkin-face clutch bag,” Olympia said. “I have two small boys who are currently taken with bats and vampires and inspired [me] all the more to create this collection.”
This story first appeared in the September 24, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
So taken with the Halloween spirit, the entire Olympia clan will spend the holiday as a “vampire family,” donning fangs, capes, fake blood and white makeup, the designer said.