Christian Louboutin Brings Spirit of Samba to Spring/Summer 2017
Warm and colourful atmosphere of Brasil inspires Christian Louboutin’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection for women, with the lively spirit of Carnival to the seductive sounds of samba. A favorite destination of the designer, Christian visits often to design summer collections, immersing himself in the heat during the European winter months.
This season’s glittering fabrics, audacious exotics and colours bold and neutral take inspiration from the natural beauty of Brasil’s flora and fauna. Brightly-coloured Python KAA and watersnake Ayers Moreila in Blue, Rougissime and Sunshine, as well as screen-printed Canevas Jungle summon the mysterious creatures lurking in the overgrown forests of the Amazon.
A collection of breadth and depth, a few key themes emerge for Spring/Summer 2017. First, a colourful adventure in spirited styles that mix hand-painted animal prints applied to jungle-ready exotics. Watersnakes Ayers Khan, Ayers Zebra and Leopard are fastened together with Pony Leopard and earthy nappas on cage sandal Zebriana 120 while a vivid mix of splashy watersnakes Ayers Moreila Blue, Rougissime and Sunshine on Zefir 100 don leather strap detailing that recalls artisanal weaving techniques.
Flaunting the same multicoloured scheme as Zefir, Madame Menodo 100 and 120 wear a delicate, hand-crafted python bow while Loris 150 on a sky-high Lady Peep platform, a corset-inspired ankle strap. On handbags, traditional artisanship is displayed with hand- woven, patchworked ribbons on Tissu Afridiam in the Eloise collection, and on Paloma Clutch and Paloma Medium in a vivid Tissu Africube. A new, bite-sized Paloma Nano is adorned in faceted beads that glint in the light, mimicking sunlight on sand.
Christian Louboutin’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection debuts in boutiques and luxury department stores beginning in November. Shop the collection 24/7 at www.ChristianLouboutin.com.