CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN FW22 COLLECTION
“Dance has always been a source of inspiration to me. I started as an intern at Les Folies Bergères in Paris, helping the dancers with their everyday life. I wanted to design shoes for them. They were like night birds to me.”
To unveil his Fall-Winter 2022 collection, Christian Louboutin imagined a one-of-a-kind presentation inspired by his love for dance and performance art, revealed at L’Espace Niemeyer in Paris. Conceived in the 1970s by the designer’s favorite architect Oscar Niemeyer, the 3000 square meter space was designed as an architectural promenade leading into the Coupole, a majestic dome decorated with thousands of aluminum slats, which will serve as the setting of a very unique performance comprised of four choreographies.
Complimenting the shape of this architectural treasure, a circular stage in the center of the room, covered with transparent silver curtains, springs up from the ground with the play of lights and reflections enhancing the fully white scenery. All-around, cylinder seats match the red floor, the most iconic color in Christian Louboutin’s universe.
The Loubi Show is about to start…
Performed by nine eclectic and instinctive dancers, the contemporary dance performance has been imagined as a tribute to one of Christian Louboutin’s first dreams, designing shoes for dancers. Set to be spoken music written by Natacha Atlas, the energy and rhythms emanating from the performers brings life and movement to a selection of styles from the Fall/ Winter 2022 women’s collection. Utilizing lights and curtain motions, the dancers reveal the Hot Chick Sling, a new iconic style for the Maison offered in several shades and materials, as well as the ‘Loubi Mystery’ capsule, a group of styles exploring the theme of murder-mystery games designed by Christian Louboutin and his dear friend Parisian artist Yaz Bukey. To further explore the capsule, select styles are showcased on metallic podiums located in the corner of the dome.
The promenade leads to two additional areas highlighting key themes from the Fall/Winter collection: the Greekaba capsule and new iterations of Maison’s Carasky bag. Featured on concrete podiums, which pay homage to the architect’s creative universe, the Greekaba styles are an invitation to Athens and the Cyclades Islands of Greece to join in on the adventures of Christian Louboutin and Miss Tependris, a fictional character imagined by Konstantin Kakanias, a Greek artist and friend of the designer. A second space reveals some new iterations to the Carasky family of bags. Inspired by Christian Louboutin’s passion for gems and crowns, the offer is expanded with new mini bucket and crossbody styles, all accented by the iconic oversized jewel-like embellishments.
The full experience is also revealed online with a live stream available on a dedicated website alongside the @louboutinworldsocial media channels