Christian Louboutin takes a trip back in time with a Fall 2016 collection that draws inspiration from the 16th century. Tudor monarchs ruled England and its realms (Wales and Ireland) from 1485 until 1603 (with Henry VIII on the throne from 1509 until 1547; and Elizabeth I reigning from 1558 to 1603). The Elizabethan era eventually became known as the golden age, and was renowned for its strict dress codes that depicted rank. In a celebration of history’s early power dressers, Louboutin unveils a collection that features intricate detail and rich materials in deep hues of violet, crimson, and blue.
In a moody campaign of portraits shot by Billy & Hells, Louboutin showcases lattice, caged booties decked with pearls; velvet, chunky-heeled pumps accented with bows; and the Tudor Ball Sandal decorated with vibrant studs. Meanwhile, boots take shape in sheer lace styles and knee-high designs feature cut-out details. The collection also features a spacious leather shoulder bag complete with thick tassels; and clutches embellished with python detail and studs.