For Spring/Summer 2017, Christian Louboutin Homme collection merges two worlds of shoemaking – its past (traditional, centuries-old Italian leather manufacturing) and its present (innovative, boundary-pushing design). The signature Louboutin écusson, long adorning select silhouettes in the men’s shoe collection, is reinvented for the season as an intricate leather goods embellishment.
A Christian Louboutin Homme classic the cap toe Derby Top Daviol features exposed ankle silhouette and open lacing system, crafted using handwork expertise by skilled artisans in the Maison’s Neapolitan base. The red-carpet favorite pair of Greggo Flat achieves its sleek city look through Lambris, a technique which sees smoothing the leather sole and painting edges with a wax-based dye for accurate colour matching, to catch the natural waving of the leather.The hand-painted finish, or patine, applied is unique, adding depth of colour and shine that cannot be achieved through natural leathers. The patines used are each 100% natural, without any chemical intrusion and are hand-applied over several steps lasting 1-2 days. This process of hand application by artisans ensures the achievement of the perfect shade, a harmonious blend of process and formula.
The classic full brogue Charlie Me offers a chic silhouette with a distinctively sporty touch. The tonal, all-terrain lug sole adds an ultra-masculine edge to the style, offering a transitional style for on and off duty. The decorative broguing offers discrete embellishment whilst a flash of signature Louboutin red adds a dashing line. The Crapamale features a broguing detailing: the classic decorative perforations are transformed into high-shine metallic rounded studs on its uppers. This pair of shoes comes with an updated sturdy rubber lug sole in matching white.
The highlight of the Christian Louboutin Homme Spring-Summer 2017 collection is the show-stopping Hubertus Orl Spikes. Leveraging specialist hand-sewn welting with the brand’s signature irreverent approach to colour and materials, the Hubertus Orl Spikes offers vitality for the new season.