Art History Buffs Will Love Charlotte's Latest

by Erin Mayer

Art and fashion are two sides of the same coin, so it's only natural that they regularly influence one another. Charlotte Olympia's pre-fall 2015 collection is inspired by mid-century art, making for some wildly wacky (albeit high-brow) heels, flats and clutches that can elevate any ensemble from dull to bewitching in an instant.

Charlotte Dellal, the designer behind the label, created an array of accessories that invoke a visit to the Museum of Modern Art. Picture colorblocking, geometric shapes, and gold facial features. Although these designs are just as whimsical as Dellal's usual offerings, there is something subdued and grown-up about the pieces. I especially love this collection's take on the signature Charlotte Olympia kitty flat, with the features made up of colorful circles and squares, and a clutch outlined with the profile of a face.

What I love most about Dellal's work is how original it always is. Plus, she basically started the "put a cat on it" trend when she released the kitty flats that are now synonymous with her label. Charlotte Olympia accessories are whimsical without sacrificing style in favor of quirk-factor. Check out a few of the pieces from pre-fall below and head over to Fashionista for the entire look book.