Christian Louboutin adds sizzle to the Halpern collection for a sparkling shoe collaboration

This season saw Christian Louboutin‘s second collaboration with Michael Halpern’s eponymous brand; the designer’s usual high glamour world taking a bigger, more daring approach for the season, turning traditional eveningwear on its head. The rock and roll edge of last season was given an even grittier dress code for Fall 2018. Inspired by seasoned socialite and sartorial rule breaker Nan Kemper, the Christian Louboutin for Halpern collection showcased a burst of colour wrapped around dazzling super flares, glittering miniskirts paired with embellished t-shirts and a highly crafted shoulder of a jacket irreverently morphed into a luxurious mini dress. Drawing from the ever-changing landscape of the world’s most famous concrete jungle, exploding peonies and animal prints appeared as recurring themes, elevated to a three-dimensional quality through embellishment and metallic fabric treatments.

The dazzling interpretation of an inappropriate glamour – wearing an evening look at noon, dressing against the dress codes, and the irresistible pleasure of being out of place – was furthered by the addition of customised Christian Louboutin styles inspired by Miss Daisy from the Spring 2018 collection.

Matching the fabrics of the most exceptional outfits, thigh high boots come in a vibrant palette of colours and patterns. The playful mules were a highlight with contrasting colour block fragments and multi-coloured firework sequins. Self-assured ankle boots adorned in Halpern’s Fall 2018 zebra flip motif further embodies the freedom from fashion etiquette. All three styles are showcased in a psychedelic fil coupé that comes in both pink and yellow. All sit atop Christian Louboutin’s sculptural Spring 2018 Gueridon heel, reflecting Michael Halpern’s creative vision of a silhouette freeze-framing the fleeting moments of ease embodied in the movement of eveningwear.