Inspired by Christian Louboutin's memories from childhood theme parks to 70's Milan art world to Paris night cabaret scene of the 80s, the Fall Winter 2019 collection from his eponymous label features a vibrant colour palette infused with metallics and animal prints.
These new pieces are bursting with colours and materials recalling the vitality of youth. From rainbow patterns to colour-blocked styles, the vibrant hues on women’s shoes and handbags evoke the thrill of amusement parks and fairgrounds. Over on men’s, Cyclade blue and the Maison’s signature Loubi red also have a starring role, playing out in sneakers and slides.
With a focus on summer styles, espadrilles are a star attraction offering an elegant interpretation of the collection’s theme. Gros grain ankle ties and featherlight cork platforms exemplify Mr. Louboutin’s constant pursuit of the perfect line. In women’s sandals, the new innovative colour pop bubble heel uses cutting edge technology to express the idea of levity as a direct visual interpretation.
Christian Louboutin Festiloubi Fall 2019 collection
From vivid sneakers to city shoes, men’s styles experiment with materials and textures: lame leathers, lurex and high-shine embellishments radiate light, quilted and python effect satins offer a refined sense of luxury and colourful prints.
Handbags and accessories also get the feel-good treatment, with the Marie Jane bucket bag returning in a hand-crafted rainbow patchwork assembled from the Maison’s iconic soles. The Paloma tote is revisited with a transparent PVC body and bold eye-catching colours, while the men’s Kypipouch hints to Christian’s love of travel and antiques.