Coeur de Collection, Christian Louboutin’s stylish selections for men and women for the summer season

After Christian Louboutin’s Spring/ Summer ’14 line, it’s time for some selective Loub-lovin’. Comprising a small edit of Monsieur Louboutin’s favorite pieces from the women’s as well as the men’s collections, you have style straight from the horse’s mouth, in the form of Coeur de Collection. These specially selected styles are now available at Christian Louboutin boutiques and online as well.

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The multi-tonal Khepira handbag and the unique From Sand Flat summer boot together, reflect the season’s theme of color blocking for women. The former is a minimalistic calf leather shoulder bag with concealed pockets, roomy interior and adjustable straps for versatility while the precious brass scarab beetle clasp lends it exoticism.

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That clasp, in fact, is said to be a result of Mr. Louboutin’s love of ancient Egypt, where scarabs were often used as amulets and served as symbols of protection. No less esoteric is the From Sand Flat that comes in a soft black nappa leather as well as a luxurious beige suede, with open heels and toes reminiscent of a sultry Spartan style sandal.

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The men’s Coeur De Collection pieces, un-mute so to speak, highlighting bright colors and celebrating the spirit of summer season. An homage to the classic boat shoe, the Yacht Flat Spikes is offered in a dark beige Mastic and Riviera blue. But while the latter with its white rubber soles, detailed as a nautical rope evokes seafaring, the designer’s unique use of tone on tone spikes and metal eyelets enhances the dimension of the former selection.

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And if one doesn’t want to pick a shade or pick many rather, the Aliosha backpack’s use of color blocking in the design and geometric touches like white metal eyelets and zipper details, make a delightfully contrasting leather portrait. And a practical one too, with numerous pockets and roomy body offering plenty of space for essentials and the padded shoulder straps ensuring said essentials can be carried in this fantastic, finely handcrafted creation.