Christian Louboutin unveiled his first genderless capsule collection during an immersive event today at Paris Fashion Week.
The “Our Angels” boot capsule pays tribute to the androgynous style of glam-rock icons. Sizes range from 36 to 46 (or 5.5 to 13 in U.S. sizes.)
The capsule features a range of boot looks — from leopard print to lace-ups, and the showstopper — an intricate bejeweled boot.
The designer reflected on the genderless fashion movement in a 2020 FN cover story. “We saw this huge moment where shoes have no gender. We definitely have men wearing heels, so we have to go all the way with sizing. [Gender fluidity] isn’t a trend. It’s a deep psychological evolution,” he said.
The new collection was shown as part of “Loubillusions,” a digital/physical hybrid event. The label has explored various digital formats during recent seasons — at a time when the pandemic halted in person presentations — including augmented reality, 3D and gaming.
The event today was held at L’Atelier des Lumières in Paris, a museum dedicated to digital art exhibitions that contains more than 3,000 square meters of floor-to-ceiling seamless projections. Four animations — including a Japanese garden and golden waterfalls — played on a continuous loop.
Another debut? The Carasky, a bag inspired by Christian Louboutin’s passion for gems and crowns.
Coinciding with the event, a Loubillusions webzine gives digital viewers the full experience, with different animations mixed close-ups of the designs.
Click through the gallery to see the main Christian Louboutin collection.