From Betty and Veronica to Charlotte and Olympia, the American comic series Archie gets a 2.0 revamping thanks to the clever shoe and handbag designs of Charlotte Olympia Dellal.
On the inspiration behind the Archie collection: “When I was 10 years old, my best friend used to go to America every holiday and bring back Archie comics, and I still read them today,” says Dellal, who launched her London-based eponymous label in 2008. “I take a very nostalgic approach to design—the essence and sensibility of the brand come from my love for old Hollywood and movie stars of the ’40s and ’50s. Betty and Veronica are the perfect pin-ups!”
On Marching to Her Own Drum: “I’m not one to follow trends, and as a designer I think it’s important to stay true to the aesthetic of your brand. Imagery, feelings, colors, textures and different materials inspire my collections. I like to give my collections a soul and a story.”
Charlotte Olympia is for women who dress from the feet up.
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On Her Personal Style: “My style is feminine and nostalgic—I tend to dress from the feet up! I always set my hair in ’40s waves using Wella setting lotion, which lasts for days. I keep my makeup simple and fresh with just red lipstick and mascara, and red nails complete my look.”
Create your own pin-up style with Charlotte Olympia.
Photos courtesy of Charlotte Olympia