Charlotte Olympia presented Spring Summer 2017 Let’s Go Bananas womenswear collection, inspired by “the lady in the tutti frutti hat” Carmen Miranda. The collection celebrates Brazilian superstar and bombshell, who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s, with mouthwatering colour palette and a feast of tropical fruits and flowers.
“There is no shortage of samba-inspired statement heels in this show stopping collection. Carnaval knee high lace-ups and Botanica platforms are decorated with golden leather orchids. Cut-out Monstera leaf uppers adorn Verdant Wedges and Amazonia slides and feature throughout the selection of leather goods including the classic Bogart handbag.
Accessories go bananas with cheeky Chiquita banana court shoes and fruit appliqué designs including Fruit Salad sandals, Juicy Dolly’s and revisited favourites,Bananas is My Business platform pumps and Tutti Frutti flats, both updated with a ‘Hollywood Smile’ lip motif. The Tropical Handbag and Fruit Basket star alongside Club Tropicana peeptoes and Chica Chica Boom platforms, all embellished with floral fruit clusters.“