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19/02/2017 21:57 GMT | Updated 20/02/2017 12:53 GMT

London Fashion Week 2017: Charlotte Olympia Weaves A Web Of Intrigue With 'An Accessory To Murder'

There’s no business like shoe business.

The cinema ticket style invitations to the Charlotte Olympia London Fashion Week show suggested we were in for a theatrical affair. 

Charlotte Dellal launched her autumn/winter 2017 collection with a film noir premiere at the Curzon in Mayfair on Sunday 19 February.

The wittily titled ‘An Accessory To Murder’ shoedunnit production was a finely crafted “web of high heels, leopard print and murder” - oh, and shoe puns, lots of shoe puns.

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The stars of the show are Kitty, Pandora and Dolly - the literal personifications of Dellal’s shoes and clutches, who find themselves embroiled in a murder case complete with a mary jane doe, a kitten heel killer and heelless tiptoe shoes for a silent, yet stylish, getaway.

The new collection was inspired by Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth and Barbara Stanwyck and features retro-inspired monochromatic styles with flashes of fuchsia and “a modern interpretation of 1940s silhouettes”.

Bags and knee-high boots are decorated with cut-out graphics from classic movies ‘Gilda’ ‘Double Indemnity’ and ‘To Have And Have Not’.