Christian Louboutin clashes couture and punk for a glamorous collection
For Fall 2017, Christian Louboutin imagines a decadent collection gone awry, where fine French fabrics and embroideries are finished with uncharacteristically tough treatments.
A new application developed and refined over a period of five years by the designer himself is undoubtedly the collection’s piece de resistance. Torn Organza is created through the repetition of a rigorous process where delicate strips of organza are sewn seemingly at random onto an organza foundation, creating a beautiful tone-on-tone base, which is then shredded by expert hand with scissors. The resulting wild, undone look is presented for the first time this season on three classic lasts: bootie Toubootfrou, knee-high boots Toualtafrou and pump Toufrou. Available in a rousing hot pink hue, called Darling, as well as classic Black and Nude, these luxurious styles provide a compelling contrast between traditional couture construction and playfully, punk detail.
“Organza is a delicate fabric often found in the work of Couture, which is one of the reasons why I love it. I wanted to work it in a way where it appeared as if the shredded pieces were sitting on the shoes, nearly about to take off with the wind. I imagined this in the same way the Thai people apply golden leaves on the Buddha’s statues in the temples. When the leaves move, it appears the Buddha is shivering.” says the designer.
A seasonal staple of Christian Louboutin collections, French lace is thickly woven into a punchy, furrowed texture revealing the dark side of delicate. Exquisite and indulgent some styles feature oversized crystals that resemble rock candy, while upgraded version of the classic styles include dazzles with handmade flower embellishments and covered in decadent multi-coloured strass.
Shop the collection here.