It is a truth universally acknowledged that shoes are a nightmare to pack. Whether you lay them neatly at the base of your luggage or throw them casually in your case, you're pretty much guaranteed the same result - creased clothes and a stiff shoulder from lugging your bag after they've all tumbled to the bottom.
Which is why Globe-Trotter's latest collaboration with footwear connoisseur Charlotte Olympia is set to make packing shoes that little bit easier, thanks to its capsule collection of leopard-print cases with a specially-designed shoe case at its core.
For me, beautiful luggage is synonymous with the golden era of travel; the sophisticated voyage to an exotic destination should be a journey of refinement and elegance.
As someone who knows good shoes, Charlotte Olympia's designs have become a fashion favourite since she launched her brand back in 2008. After scooping the title of Accessory Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2015, she now sells her footwear across the globe in her stores spanning London, Hong Kong, Dubai and the Unites States.
Now she's joined forces with Globe-Trotter to create a capsule collection in association with her suitably travel-themed 'Wish You Were Here' range - a vibrant line of smoking slippers inspired by more colourful, exotic climes.
Charlotte's shoe case for Globe-Trotter is undoubtedly the most stylish way to transport those slippers. With eight compartments designed to hold everything from your platforms to your pumps, your moccasins to your mules, you'll never have to compromise on which shoes to pack again. Add custom dust bags and shoe trees into the equation and you've got everything you need to keep those soles looking immaculate as they accompany you on your jet-setting adventures.
“I love to travel, whether that’s to my home away from home, Rio de Janeiro or to a far-flung tropical destination, I am an intrepid explorer.” Commented Charlotte Olympia Dellal, founder and creative director of Charlotte Olympia, on the collaboration. “For me, beautiful luggage is synonymous with the golden era of travel; the sophisticated voyage to an exotic destination should be a journey of refinement and elegance.”
As well as the shoe case, the collaboration includes two jacquard-lined trolley cases and a vanity case, complete with its own bespoke mirror panel - great for keeping your make-up looking slick on the move. With each piece of luggage coming in playful leopard print, the collection is perfect if you're looking for a fun-filled take on Globe-Trotter's luxuriously classic designs. Your shoes will thank you…