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Zaha Hadid Design and Charlotte Olympia debut limited-edition collection
Dec 18, 2017
Melissa Studach

The limited-edition COxZH collection, a collaboration between Zaha Hadid Design and British luxury shoes and accessories brand Charlotte Olympia, debuted at Christie’s London in late November. A reimagining of an iconic Charlotte Olympia platform wedge and clutch, the capsule collection echoes the late architect’s neofuturistic design essentiality.

Zaha Hadid
Zaha Hadid; photographer Steve Double

Talks of collaboration began in 2015, when Iraq-born British architect Zaha Hadid first met Charlotte Olympia Dellal, founder and creative director of the eponymous accessories brand. After the architect’s sudden death the following year, Charlotte Olympia worked with Zaha Hadid Design to meticulously craft Hadid’s original designs in tribute.

“Zaha Hadid was a phenomenal person to have known, and her work and aesthetic are constant sources of inspiration for me,” says Dellal. “It was an honor and privilege to have worked with her and to continue working with her fantastic team on this dream collaboration.”

The two-piece collection captures the visionary’s signature sculptural designs. Transparent Perspex and rose gold metal translate Hadid’s complex, fluid ethos in the limited-edition platform heel ($2,295) and clutch ($3,795).

Zaha Hadid and Charlotte Olympia
COxZH Collection, featuring the Zaha Hadid Bag, priced at $3,795; courtesy Charlotte Olympia

“We are always delighted to collaborate with those who share our passion for bold design and pristine craftsmanship,” says Maha Kutay, director of Zaha Hadid Design. “Charlotte Olympia and her team have masterfully translated our ideas into reality in two fantastic pieces of superb quality.”

Zaha Hadid Design and Charlotte Olympia
Zaha Hadid Shoe by Charlotte Olympia, priced at $2,295

Now available for pre-order, the COxZH collection is expected to be available mid-January exclusively in Charlotte Olympia retail stores and online. The line is the latest Zaha Hadid project to debut since the legendary architect’s sudden death, following a spotlighting tome and kitchen island collaboration with Boffi.

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