This season, Charlotte Olympia has deviated slightly from her trademark “half-platform” (although there’s still quite a bit of that in the current collection too, if you’re a fan of it), with a handful of shoes which are equally inventive, although probably not to everyone’s taste. These leaf-print platforms are a case in point: the combination of the green foliage with the wrought-iron heel makes me think of garden furniture, which is definitely a first. I honestly don’t think I can remember featuring a pair of shoes which looked like they’d be more at home on my patio than on my shoe shelves, but there’s a first time for everything!
Charlotte Olympia’s shoes don’t tend to go down well with my readers in general, and I don’t expect these one will either, but tell me: what do you think of them?
If you like them, you’d better sit down and get the smelling salts at the ready before I tell you the price: these are $2,395, and available to pre-order at Bergdorf Goodman.