Christian Louboutin Presents Its Extravagant SS23 Men’s Collection
With Spring-Summer 2023, the Maison unveils its latest menswear collection and gives you a preview of all things Louboutin to come! Along with evening styles and formal silhouettes revisited with a twist, one sole in particular stands to leave a lasting mark: the DUNE red lug sole, inspired by the sci-fi epic’s fantasy universe. Painted in the Maison’s signature hue and featuring an avant-garde silhouette designed to conquer even the most rugged of terrains, its graphic oversized proportions and instantly recognizable black and red notches make it one of the season’s sure-fire must-haves. Showcased mainly on either buckled or lace-up desert-style boots such as the BUCKLE DUNE and the SEDAH DUNE, quilted neoprene and hybrid mixed materials in earthy tones punctuated with reflective textures give these new pieces their distinctly futuristic feel. With its chunky aesthetic and subtly subversive character, the Maison’s new star sole is able to bring instant edge to even the preppiest of silhouettes, as seen on the CL MOC DUNE loafer.
Speaking to more terrestrial preoccupations such as, “what to wear for your next night out?” is the collection’s evening offer, with the dazzling new STARLIGHT STRASS embroidery leading the charge. Crafted from a mix of materials and textures to create a stunning three-dimensional effect, it takes up to 125 hours and 14,000 meticulously hand-applied rhinestones to create each precious limited-edition piece. Black patent leather is also de rigueur this season, dressing loafers and boots alike. Debonair, chic and oh-so-dandy with its singular gold heel, the COLONNAKI loafer brings an unexpected twist to the codes of formalwear whilst new styles from the Our Angels capsule, such as the STAGE ANGELS platform boot, completely flip them on their head. Enriching the Maison’s inclusive offer which first launched with FW21, are three more platform boots in psychic black, in glittery silver, and a third more flamboyant style, the STAGE O RIOCA.
Meanwhile, those with a predilection for a slightly more casual take on elegance will be pleased to see the Maison’s day bag family growing once again with standout styles such as the WALLSTRAP crossbody bag. Crafted from Techno CL perforated leather, one of the season’s key materials and an innovative laser-cutting technique that plays on the Maison’s initials, this hybrid silhouette is the epitome of day to night style – simply remove the sporty strap to transform it into an evening clutch. Perfect for running errands in the city or even a 24-hour getaway, the CABALOU tote bag can also be seen rocking the Techno CL look in classic black, white or Loubi red, and features a signature spike- embellished trim and a detachable strap.
Launching worldwide in boutiques and online at the end of October, the Spring-Summer 2023 collection breathes new life into iconic silhouettes and as ever, brings us the future classics that’ll soon be topping our wishlists.