Christian Louboutin is one of the most coveted shoe labels in the world. His red soles have been worn by royals, Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities and plenty of women who love his stylish designs. He first opened his boutique in 1992 and has done collaborations with Parisian Cabaret, Crazy Horse and Walt Disney Studios and closer home, designed a range of shoes exclusively with Manish Malhotra.
For his spring/summer 2014 campaign, he took to the art world with a special collaboration with Peter Lippman. Louboutin looked towards the floral works of impressionists including Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh while Lippman carefully and cleverly juxtaposed the exquisite shoes and handbags with the blooms in the FLOWERS series.
The new collection draws from the brand’s heritage; introducing the Apostrophe and Bat pump that are classic styles but have been updated with sleek, modern lines. The Apostrophe is a pointed toe sling-back that is in this season’s very IT colour, cyclamen pink and features an extended cut sole. The Bat pump is a contrast, draws to attention a squared toe with an asymmetrical cut that harks back to its archival designs.
The classic Sweet Charity handbag fabricated from soft calf form fitting leather, developed exclusively for the brand, receives an update for spring with an extended front flap and added structure to its lines. A multitude of color blocked variations in chic beige, graphic white and black are offered alongside a delicate multi-color pastel version.
The delightful Sweety Charity cross-body bag and Aqua Ronda sandal showcase the versatility and impact of a perennial favorite material for Christian Louboutin, PVC. This season the men’s collection introduces a “tressé” pattern found on the classic lace up Alfred, the high top Rantus sneaker and the Dada tasseled loafer. Strips of interwoven leather in primary yellow and red tones shine against black and white to create a graphic pattern with multi-dimensional texture.
What do you think of his campaign and the concept?