Charles Philip, a longtime advocate for stripes, had a white and blue striped shirt made into a shoe by a Shanghainese cobbler on Mao Ming Road. Since that day in 2010, Charles and his Milano-bred team have been building a footwear brand for men and women who sit on the forefront of fashion and lifestyle alike.
Charles was raised with a profusion of fashion in Milan, Italy. After several years of living in Shanghai’s French District and now based between both Milan and Shanghai, he has the privilege of being able to seek inspiration from his global travels and everyday encounters – bringing both an exclusive and fresh vision to the brand.
All Charles Philip Shanghai collections are collaboratively designed by Charles and his design partner, Sheila Pitigala. The signature silhouette that the brand is known for comes from some of their favorite elements – the formality of the English gentry slipper combined with the insouciance of the Moroccan babouche. With those components, the design duo has become recognized for developing an ultra-fresh take on the slipper.
Season after season, they are recognized for the plethora of new-age stripes, textural fabrics such as cotton, velvet, wool, satin, leather and tweed just to name a few, along with the vibrant prints and color executed into each shoe.
From the elegant and eloquent Bund, to the chic French District with eccentric pink Rolls Royce’s rolling outside the unexpected nightlife, Charles Philip Shanghai is a brand positioned within a city that is a true melting pot of everything. Ultra-cosmopolitan, innovative, funky, grungy, chic and vibrant – the brand takes pride in its international origins and invites you to slip on a pair of shoes that mirror the qualities of its Shanghai roots.