Christian Louboutin's Autumn Winter 2016 collection takes a non-traditional view
September 29, 2016: Taking inspiration from the transformative nature of the female psyche and embracing the undeniable sensuality of powerfully androgynous icons such as Marlene Dietrich, this season’s Autumn Winter 2016 collection is menswear inspired shoes and accentuated by master tailoring in a mix of traditional men’s textiles: flannel, wool and cashmere.
Inherited from Louboutin Homme classics, these masculine silhouettes, including ankle booties, oxfords and derbies, walk the line between formal and effortless.
In three variations, the formal dress shoe Masterpump Flat combines an ultra-slim Italian silhouette with a seductive, traditional cap-toe oxford. A more undone shoe, the F.R.W. L Orlato 55 elicits the ennui of chic La Nouvelle Vague actresses. Understated, with a more rounded British-style toe, F.R.W.L Orlato mixes a paisley printed Flanelle Cachemire and Orthodox flannel with a nappa toe on a sporty Cuban heel.
Donning a traditional Chelsea Boot build, with elastic siding and pull-on tabs, New Masterboot Flat is composed with sophisticated ease. Marching close is Gadessita 55, featuring a blocked Cuban heel and the same Chelsea construction. Gadessita rests a little higher on the leg for a more polished look in black nappa and caramel veau velours.
Crossing over from the men’s collection these styles have been adapted in an intoxicatingly feminine way.