The sky’s the limit! This season, Christian Louboutin takes us one step closer to the stars with the Spring/Summer 2020 Loubi constellation.
For those who love a statement colour, meet Diva and Elixir. Featured heavily on sneakers but also on pumps, flats and a new mule with a Kryptonite strap detail, this new duo of hot pink and electric blue brings a blast of fresh youthfulness to the collection. In a playful twist, the fluorescent uppers light up under the disco lights making them the ideal companion on a night out.
No intergalactic trip would be complete without a sensation of weightlessness. Cue the Levitation heel, an incredible innovation that creates the illusion of a floating shoe thanks to its state-of-the-art construction.
Back to the future now with a theme inspired by a 1992 classic and one of Christian’s most iconic styles, the Pensée. The inspiration behind the original design, he says, “I was thinking of Andy Warhol’s watercolours, in particular, a painting of pansies called ‘Flowers’ and I decided to make a shoe in the range of the colours he used.” Marking the first appearance of the Maison’s signature red sole, the Pensée has been brought back to life on sandals and flats alike for a fresh contemporary take.
Let’s come back down to planet Earth for a moment with the Loubhoutan limited edition capsule. Inspired by the changing skies over the Himalayas, these styles celebrate the rich symbolism and craftsmanship of Bhutan, their wooden platforms hand-sculpted and hand-painted with delicate colour gradations by local artisans.
From Bhutan to Egypt, Christian’s passion for travel persists. 20 years after launching his first handbag and following the success of the Paloma tote, Christian Louboutin reveals his latest creation, Elisa. At the crossroads of Egypt in all its majesty, Italian craftsmanship and French elegance, Elisa is a new milestone for the Maison. Three different sizes are available in over 40 variations, this elegant chain bag features the iconic CL logo on its clasp, reimagined especially for Elisa. One of a kind versions of Elisa include the Pensée, the Louboutin capsule celebrating traditional craftsmanship and travel, a reflective leopard print as an ode to innovation and of course, an all-over ’Rouge Louboutin’, the most beautiful red of all.
Showcasing a wealth of innovations and new styles, the women’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection certainly proves one thing: when it comes to creativity, it’s good to have your head in the clouds!
Find the full collection at: www.christianlouboutin.com
Photos by Francois Durand/Getty Images for Christian Louboutin
Todd Anthony – Creative Director – Fashion