Take your visions of grandeur to the dance floor this season with an expansive array of high summer styles from Christian Louboutin. Fresh sandals, low wedges, flats and sneakers take on a new persona in bold, shocking colours and unique embellishments. No one will be left without a dance partner with a 60mm wedge in the mix, and for those who like to get low on the floor, make way for an array of dazzling new flats. Now cut the lights and cue the disco ball, it’s time to shake your money maker!
Infused with electricity, seasonal styles turn up the heat in Shocking pink and Neon yellow. Mrs Early Flat rises with a Shocking pointed-toe and neon heel while flaunting an ultra-glam Glitter Luminor ankle strap. Likeminded dance partner Rivierina Flat in Shocking goes for the gold with a metallic patent strap. Pigalle Flat turns up, taking colour cues from her fellow pointed-toe friends, adding to the collection’s offering of stand-out flats.
This season’s sneakers hit a high note in technical mixed materials including intricate weaves and adornments. Hand beading inspired by the Huichol tribe of Mexico, characterized by the use of vivid colours and a mixture of geometric patterns, is applied on casual trainer Tre Tipi Flat, and finished with patent striped piping, crossing over to the men’s collection.
Bad girl bikeuses roll through the party with substantial chunky straps and liberally applied metallic spikes that recall the gang jackets of bikers. A softer interpretation is found with horn effect spikes applied to a smooth texture of suede on Bikee Deck, who gets a lift on a 60mm wedge. Sister style Bikee Bike expresses her wild side in leopard print pony and a flat sandal silhouette.
Embellished summer styles showcase Christian Louboutin’s playful side, this season channeling mysterious creatures of the deep. “Imagine an octopus which embellishes and ornates feet with its divine tentacles,” says Christian Louboutin of the irreverent jeweled octopus motif seen on Octolady Flat and Octopusspuss, which flaunt larger-than-life jewels on suede. Meanwhile, “the frescoes of ancient Egypt come back to life to make us dance” on Very Sekmet Flat, which summons Christian Louboutin’s eternal muse with graphic lines and decorative motifs inspired by traditional Egyptian dress. Incorporating tones of regal gold and silver, metallic leather details on the sandals shine with a burst of energy from the desert sun.