CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN ‘WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES’ CAPSULE COLLECTION WITH IDRIS ELBA
Christian Louboutin unveils the new collbaortion with Idris Elba with a chartiable cause.
June 23, 2021
With the goal of synchronizing efforts to address systemic racism through structural change-making, Christian Louboutin collaborated with friends Idris and Sabrina Elba to create the ‘Walk a Mile in My Shoes’ capsule collection.
Taking the thought-provoking conversation offline, the three friends were certain that they wanted to give back in a way that would be truly impactful. To raise awareness directly benefitting the lives of the individuals and communities whose voices matter yet are often unheard, they looked to historic leaders Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela. Their dedication to the fight for justice, equality and freedom offered design inspiration.
This inspiration was channelled into co-creating an uplifting two-chapter collection. The collection features styles showcasing Strelitzia reginae “Mandela’s Gold”- a beautiful plant that has come to symbolise empathy, hope and freedom.
This line appears in a script motif – evocative in Louboutin red. It originates from a visit Idris paid to the Martin Luther King Jr memorial in Los Angeles. The trio are not suggesting that anyone walks a mile in their shoes, but instead to consider the motto as a call to action. A call to support the victims of police brutality and racial injustice in the United States, small farmers and their children in Somalia, disconnected underserved youth in England and orphaned children and young girls in Sierra Leone.
100% of proceeds from the collection will directly benefit five grassroots organizations across three continents that are committed to creating self-sustainable equity in communities of color. The collection features men’s and women’s styles inscribed with the quote “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” a phrase that seeks to express solidarity, empathy and and action.
Shop the collection here.