Through this season’s Autumn Winter 2016 collection, Christian Louboutin showcases a non traditional view of women’s footwear in myriad ways.
Taking inspiration from the transformative nature of the female psyche and embracing the undeniable sensuality of powerfully androgynous icons such as Marlene Dietrich, this season’s menswear inspired shoes are accentuated by master tailoring in a mix of traditional men’s textiles: flannel, wool and cashmere.
Inspired by the Louboutin Homme classics, these masculine silhouettes including ankle booties, oxfords and derbies walk the line between formal and effortless and oozes of sex appeal.
Available in three variations, the formal dress shoe Masterpump Flat combines an ultra slim Italian silhouette with a seductive traditional cap toe oxford. Masterpump Flat in slick, high gloss patent is an ode to high rolling entrepreneurs, while dark grey Fusain and crimson Orthodoxe on veau velours allude to the more serious Ivy League academics. The Black velvet Masterpump Flat evokes the finesse and decadence of a men’s smoking jacket.
The F.R.W.L Orlato 55 elicits the ennui of chic La Nouvelle Vague actresses. Understated, with a more rounded British style toe, F.R.W.L Orlato mixes a paisley printed Flanelle Cachemire and Orthodox flannel with a nappa toe on a sporty Cuban heel.
The redefined Masterboot stomps in a racy jet black patent calf and Navy Blue veau velours. Donning a traditional Chelsea Boot build with elastic siding and pull on tabs, New Masterboot Flat is composed with sophisticated ease. Gadessita rests a little higher on the leg for a more sophisticated and polished look in black nappa and caramel veau velours.
Taking inspiration and crossing over from the men’s collection, these styles have been adapted in an intoxicatingly feminine way.