There’s no business like shoe business” reads amidst by the 9 Till 5 collection, the newest from British label Charlotte Olympia.
Pumps from 9 Till 5 are a little more pared-down than Charlotte Olympia’s usual fantastically thematic collections but still carry notions of vintage glam. Silhouettes are kept practical through low and chunky heels, and for the higher insteps, minimal adornments that won’t send any red flags to a conservative work attire dress code. Margaret is an almond toe pump with a 2” chunky heel lined with clear PVC tied bow on the toe box. Oprah (is it no coincidence that this shoe bares the same name as one of the most savvy businesswomen of our time?) is a magenta suede pump finished with a PVC toe cap of the same color.
At higher heel heights are the Catherine, Natalie and Arianna. The first of which is done in the same rich magenta suede as Oprah but instead of a PVC toe cap it’s a square buckle adornment across the toes, calling to mind the classy adornment that has graced shoes as far back as the 1950′s. Charlotte Olympia flexes more of its color palette with Natalie, which is a refined pointed toe pump available in black, grey, and burgundy. Natalie is finished with criss-crossing PVC cutouts across the toe box, flattering the foot and adding a little bit of sexy into an already elegant shoe. And finally, Arianna is as close as 9 Till 5 gets to menswear-inspired shoes – it is a two-tone walnut and beige brogue pump. The collection’s teaser images suggest more colorways are on the way.
Each style from this collection is packaged in a briefcase-inspired box designed specifically to fit underneath a desk and comes with matching stockings. As all shoe boxes from Charlotte Olympia, it is finished with an adhesive Polaroid picture to be set outside the box for reference.