Love this ad shoot for Christian Louboutin’s Autumn / Winter 2015 collection of shoes and bags. Brings back the nostalgia of grunge from the Sixties – prickly, irreverent, in-your-face, and bold and sensual to boot. Models in leotards, adorned with leather spikes in black, nude, and baby blue, Electro Pump and Electroboot take rocker chic to new heights. Saudade and Faolo Boot bring out the grunge, adorned in spiky metallic cones from the Louboutin archives.
The Vamp is the muse, says Christian, and says in the same breath that powerful women are the influence.Dangerous curves give way to sharp silhouettes of supple, shapely leather on Vampydolly and Sweety Charity, embellished with tantalizing black fringe. The seduction continues in transparency and five different types of lace on slinged and strappy pumps like Marinadentella, Follies Lace, and Oolala, styles that evoke the sensuality of lingerie.
Other key themes in the collection include: RED: Beauty continues to influence fashion. So Kate in three glossy finishes in black-to-red and nude-to-red, reminiscent of the Rouge Louboutin “Fade to Rouge” manicure. A SPECTRUM OF COLOUR: Beyond the rouge, the collection draws upon a whole new palette, from the florals, inspired by carnations and foxgloves, to the natural, such as stone and rust, to pops of ocean and forest tones.
BORROWED FROM THE BOYS: Master Pump, Master Boot, Monaniso, and Jamella combine the style and craftsmanship of men’s shoes with a feminine touch. TECHNO: Fresh off the runway at New York Fashion Week, Sharpstagram joins Elastagram and Pumpstagram in an amalgam of oranges, blues, and yellows with elastic straps and sporty techno fabrics that mix the technical with the luxurious. Christian Louboutin Channels Punk, Grunge, and Sixties Style for Autumn/Winter 2015
For handbag lovers, AW15 debuts with the Lucky L line, a fresh update on the bucket bag, layered in patchwork, studs, and plenty of fringe pairing outstanding architecture atop alluring calfskin leather. The Passage Shopping lets it all hang out with fringe and comes alive with Rougissime in FrankenLoubi, a monster mash of hardware embellished patchwork and a whole lot of attitude.