|Press Queues Up to See the Louboutin Autumn Winter 2013-14 Collection Preview|
There were lots of unexpected goodies in Louboutin’s FW 2013/14 collection and we were just lucky enough to get the inside preview.
We absolutely heart the direction this collection took on: women’s 12 cm heels becoming even thinner to accentuate those already perfectly long sexy legs, heels adorned with embroidery and crystals, men’s inspiring women’s, new logos and materials and men’s taking a surprisingly new turn..
So much newness, that those lines in front of the Jean Jacques Rousseau boutique are bound to get even longer when this collection hits (thank you universe for those cute Louboutin boys that come out to serve tea.. makes us almost want seconds..)
So let’s start with our favorites: Her “HIGHNESS SOMBRERO” a Daphodile work of art in lush greens and golds, embroidered with Swarovski crystals and as her name suggests, inspired by Mexican culture. Paired with the matching clutch, this is one look that will definitely keep those winter nights..shall we say: fiery?
Onto one of PIGALLE’s new looks: a studded or embroidered, thinner heal with the inner side “découpé”, revealing more skin, more personality… could be one pair that Alex Hepburn would like to add to her must always haves in her handbag.
Speaking of bags, we absolutely fell head over heals for the SYBILLE bag and clutch for their multi color spikes. The rockish punk look takes on a warmer, sophisticated feel with the mix of warm, shiny colors. Perfect to mix and match with the collection’s warm autumn colors.
Oh yes, you’ll most probably notice some changes to detail in this collection as well. Gone on accessories are the traditional Louboutin logos; you’ll now see a discretely embroidered “Louboutin” and a not so discrete red sole on the zipper. Changes we love!
WHO NEEDS TO ADVERTISE A LOUBOUTIN WHEN OTHERS IN YOUR TRIBE CAN ALREADY RECOGNISE YOU ANYWAY?!
And to make this collection and all future ones even more exclusive and unique, Louboutin now has it’s very own leather, created and produced only for the house: “Paris Calf”: a most beautifully soft and supple leather, bordering on vintage.
Anyway, where were we? Oh yes, favorites. Let’s talk about men’s. Men’s…. has expanded in style and scope. No longer is Louboutinsolely focused on a more ostentatious men’s crowd, but has, to the delight of many men (this Green Pebbles Gentlemen included), designed some more “conservative” footwear. We, Louboutinboys, can now wear the best of all worlds: “OFFICE”, casual chic and flare.
We saw ourselves wearing the “Only you”, a beautifully rich mocha, crafted patina weathered wing tip to the office (and anywhere else for that matter) with a pair of Exceptio cuff links, matched to a suit or jeans. And for an even more casual Oxford or Hampton weekend out, the CHARLES X loafers (with a most interesting ring) could be your bet.
Last, but not least, we’ve got the multi colored derbies with a brass embroidered welt! (Wow). Both in men’s and women’s versions.
Ellen, you may by accompanying Portia to Louboutin for the new PIGALLE, but you’ll be leaving with a pair of Louboutin Derbies for yourself!