Charlotte Olympia FW2014 Shanghai Express Collection takes inspiration from ancient dynasties with an abundance of colour, texture and tradition. The Great Wedge standing tall in red lacquer and hand-painted Ming Vase heels reflect a wondrous picture of imperial realms taking you on a colourful journey through years of Chinese Culture.
Han blue Emperor ankle boots and Mandarin Ornate Pandoras are guarded by Palace Lion accessories, whilst Concubine sling-backs flirt behind Parasol sandals and golden I'm A fan metal minaudieres.
Crouching Tiger flats and auspicious Hidden Dragon heels are unleashed in imperial silk satins ornate with sequence and embroidery. Velvet and patent panda pumps hide amongst Bamboo Grove platforms, whilst peacock clutch bags Show Off! with feathers inlayed in perspex.
Lotus heels blossom beneath woven wool fabrics detailed with silk cording and red Eternity knots feature on knee-high boots in a colour palette of jade suede and onyx nappa. The flitting wings of Dragonfly T-bar court shoes hover above Koi fish print shoppers and enamel Carp clasps.
Firework designs are displayed across Crepe de Chine and Festival lantern bags adorned with silk tassels and Swarovski crystals light up China Town heels. Take Me Away box bags with lucite handles call upon Eastern delicacies to awaken the senses.
This is a selection of prosperous and harmonious styles in a collection striking the perfect balance for the FW2014 collection.