This is in short the subject of our present article. Each shoe of Christian Louboutin is a work of art, even a masterpiece. Louboutin makes the high-end shoe sector a jeweler.
In his fall / winter 2017-2018 collection, you can find boots, loafers, oxfords, sneakers and slippers. What really characterizes his collection is his androgynous style affecting any man or woman.
Louboutin shoe: a lot of chic eccentricity
If you do not know Christian Louboutin’s shoes at all, you can recognize them by the red soles. By the way, where does this love for red come from?
Men’s or women’s Louboutin shoe with red sole
Just for the anecdote: we compare the effect of bright red insoles in the landscape of footwear fashion today with the effect created by the painting Poppies Claude Monet painted in 1873. In this table, the painter drew red poppies through the lush green fields of the French countryside. The effect that this painting produced by this vibrant red at the time and that it produces today is sensational. What did Christian Louboutin have in mind when he created the iconic red sole? And why do we compare his red sole, rubber in this case, with Claude Monet’s poppies?
Christian Louboutin actually knows botany very well, even perfectly thanks to his close collaboration with his longtime friend and partner Louis Benech. The latter is not at all surprised by this analogy. He said, “This shade of red is very close, otherwise a perfect match with Louboutin red.”
Louboutin men’s shoe with golden embroidery
As if Christian Louboutin had two different signatures. One, as we have seen, was the bright red sole. The other signature by which one recognizes his shoe, is the gold jewel embroidered on the slap (or the front of the shoe). You can see this jewel thanks to the brilliant reappearance of the Laperouza in the collection. You can also see it on the slipper Mi Corazon and Perou Corazon, each having a three-dimensional heart inspired by the heart the Mexican ex-voto embroidered by hand in red and golden embroidery cannetille.
Men’s Louboutin shoe: the hint of Parisian plume in the elegant Fall / Winter 2017-2018 collection
The relaxed Parisian style is added to the latest Fall / Winter 2017-2018 collection that we present here. Monono for men and Monana for women are the big stars in the moccasins that are back.
Men’s Louboutin shoe: the Monono moccasin
His entire collection is characterized by the effortless crossing of genre lines. Thanks to the return of moccasins especially, the collection is called the androgynous collection. By a feminist approach in the personal style of men in general, the moccasin also refers to the academy and the studios.
The new Monono and Monana exist, as you can see, in white, black and red. The trendy combination available elevates and undermines the traditional penny moccasin with a fine hand-stitched chain and a “Loubi-Coin” meant to bring good luck.
The moccasin Monono is also available in a black version. In the same way, this moccasin is characterized by a touch of ultimate elegance thanks to the fine chain sewn by hand and the “Loubi-Coin”.
Louboutin men’s shoe: academia spirit
The Richelieu Stretch Shoe is another star in the Christian Louboutin Fall / Winter 2017-2018 collection. The academia spirit is guaranteed with it. Elegance, however, is guaranteed by refined artisan details, light ornamentation, intricate floral motifs always inspired by various exotic paintings. Exoticism at Louboutin, meanwhile, comes from his travels around the world.
In terms of its casual street style models, this season is less inspired by the richness and diversity of the world. There is a definite return to classical values and secure achievements.
Velvet stole the show with laser-cut patent calfskin for all that particular style. The tones are in perfect harmony with the colors characteristic of autumnal months.
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Louboutin can do elegant without eccentric. The elegant and classic Louboutin shoe, regardless of the model, is what older men prefer but also any man for a very special occasion.
Elegance is also in the simplicity, in the purity of the form and quite naturally in the quality of the material and the work to make this exquisite shoe. Christian Louboutin said in an interview that the most important part in the design of the shoe is “fit” or in other words, that it goes perfectly.
Louboutin men’s shoe: the Richelieu or oxford in English
This shoe is one of the most popular models of men’s city shoes. She has a closed lacing, which means that her laces are directly in the vamp. The Richelieu Louboutin shoe is made of unequaled excellence. If we take the male model, we will observe that the quarters and the vamp are sewn with gray fabric. The guarantor and the heel are made of black velvet. The tip is made from patent calfskin. This is a shoe for men signed Louboutin in red.
Louboutin men’s sports shoes
It is also recognizable by its trendy sneakers covered or no small spikes shiny (or matte). It’s fashion enough for young people. Older men do not really recognize it.
These quartz velvet sneakers with spikes just on the tip are simpler than the previous ones and more matt. With the casual but chic outfit, they can go for very chic.
Covered with sequins and small crystals, these leopard pattern sneakers are just as suitable for women as for men. This year we celebrate the androgynous style, so do it on purpose to “go wrong”, it’s forgiven!
The spike sneakers covered with spikes is one of the flagship shoes of the Louboutin collection of sports shoes. In black velvet quartz, it’s a modern shoe, casual but not exactly everyday. A casual chic outfit can endure it!
Black boots with spikes on the upper part, it’s glamorous too. This type of shoe is ideal for your evenings in town.
Louboutin men’s tricolore shoe with spikes
Louboutin shoe for men or women in patent calf leather with red sole
Chic or casual, it’s up to you to see what to wear with this sneaker. But how is Christian Louboutin? Why does everything he creates go everywhere and please?
The history of Louboutin shoes
Like wild flowers that grow without being planted, the masterpieces of Christian Louboutin have appeared in the field of fashion without being expected. Himself, he says, exalted as if he relived this moment of ingenuity, we quote: “My sketches were not reproduced exactly as I had conceived them and I could not understand why. The two-dimensional sketch was so powerful on the paper, but when it was transformed into a three-dimensional object, it lacked energy. Frustrated after trying different things to brighten up the design, I spontaneously grabbed my assistant’s red nail polish and painted the sole. I immediately knew that it would be a success!
Flashing red soles have become an indication of power and wealth. Just as Louis XIV had declared that the red heel was an exclusive privilege of the members of the court, Christian determined that the red sole would be the new symbol illustrating the power and wealth of our time. He did so on the occasion of a famous journalistic report by Carla Bruni Sarkozy (then First Lady of France), who elegantly climbs the stairs of the Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid with Princess Letizia of Spain. Christian believes that this photo of Bruni wearing his drawing is the perfect illustration of beauty, power and politics.
The elegance of the shoe guaranteed by the sublime laser-cut patent calfskin
Indeed, from one day to the next, Louboutin, this wild flower, knew the instant success. Princess Caroline of Monaco was one of her very first clients. Then they chained themselves: Princess Letizia of Spain and Carla Bruni Sarkozy (see above ), Hollywood actors and actresses (see below ), etc.
Finally, who is Christian Louboutin?
The designer’s interest in the art of footwear started very young. A little boy from Paris, he was drying classes to go watch the girls of Folies Bergère. The cabaret was not very far from where his family lived. Impressed by their shoes and especially fascinated by girls, a childhood memory that marks him for life. In 1976, while visiting the National Museum of Arts of Africa and Oceania, on Daumesnil Avenue, a sign struck him. Stilettos were forbidden! “I became obsessed,” he says. “How could they design a shoe that everyone wore in the 70s and ban its use”?
Independence and creation
Christian Louboutin left school despite opposition from his family began to draw. Based on his inspirations on the Folies Bergère, he put together a rather impressive portfolio that earned him a job with Charles Jourdan. In 1982, he became an apprentice of shoe designer Roger Vivier. Then, he worked as a freelancer for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent fashion houses until 1992. That same year, he opened his own shop. Her first models to parade with her shoes are the girls of Folies Bergère! The Birds of Paradise, as they were called, were women experienced in walking effortlessly and Christian Louboutin needed exactly those girls.
The parade is called Fetish. These women worked with David Lynch in 2007 when Louboutin met him in Paris. David Lynch approached him to ask him to design shoes to be caged for his exhibition at the Fondation Cartier. They became more than collaborators. Christian Louboutin was working on the idea of extreme fetishism. David Lynch was the only one who could present the shoes in a surrealistic way. For this project, Adolf Loos was assigned to choose two voluptuous dancers from the Crazy Horse cabaret to become models of the project.
Highly artistic result
“David worked for two days with his Hasselblad camera and only one assistant. It seemed to shine with light, “recalls Christian. “He was trying to draw the viewer’s attention to new desires. To complete this forbidden environment, Lynch opted for a pictorial abstraction in order to obtain a dream effect.
The highly artistic results mix the conscious with the unconscious and deepen the foundations of reality as in surrealism. This art is a major source of inspiration for the French designer and is shown in all advertising campaigns of the fashion house.