CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN launches on the Loubhoutan Express his Spring-Summer 2020 Collection

The sky’s the limit! This season, Christian Louboutin takes us one step closer to the stars with the Spring/Summer 2020 Loubi constellation.

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 02: Sririta Jensen attends Loubhoutan Express presentation at La Garde Republicaine on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images For Christian Louboutin)

Leave it to the one and only Christian Louboutin to one-up the drama at Paris Couture Week. Last night the designer previewed not one but two new collections at Manège Battisti in La Caserne des Célestins, in Paris’s 4th arrondissement. Rowan Blanchard, Ellie Bamber, Heidi Klum, Mandy Moore, and HRH Princess Mafalda Cecilia of Bulgaria were among those who joined the designer himself at the fortress that serves as the headquarters for the French Republican Guard.

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 02: Adria Arjona attends Loubhoutan Express presentation at La Garde Republicaine on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images For Christian Louboutin)

In addition to unveiling his Spring-Summer 2020 collection, Louboutin used the occasion to present his Loubhoutan (a name that cheekily nods to the French label’s proper pronunciation) capsule collection, the product of a six-year-long collaboration between the designer and students of the School of Thirteen Arts and Crafts in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 02: Tina Leung attends Loubhoutan Express presentation at La Garde Republicaine on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images For Christian Louboutin)

For those who love a statement colour, meet Diva and Elixir. Featured heavily on sneakers but also on pumps, flats and a new mule with a Kryptonite strap detail, this new duo of hot pink and electric blue brings a blast of fresh youthfulness to the collection. In a playful twist, the fluorescent uppers light up under the disco lights making them the ideal companion on a night out.

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 02: Ellie Bamber attends Loubhoutan Express presentation at La Garde Republicaine on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images For Christian Louboutin)

No intergalactic trip would be complete without a sensation of weightlessness. Cue the Levitation heel, an incredible innovation that creates the illusion of a floating shoe thanks to its state of the art construction.

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 02: Adria Arjona and Christian Louboutin attend Loubhoutan Express presentation at La Garde Republicaine on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien de Rosa/Julien de Rosa)

Back to the future now with a theme inspired by a 1992 classic and one of Christian’s most iconic styles, the Pensée. Of the inspiration behind the original design, he says, “I was thinking of Andy Warhol’s watercolours, in particular a painting of pansies called Flowers and I decided to make a shoe in the range of the colours he used.”

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 02: Adria Arjona attends Loubhoutan Express presentation at La Garde Republicaine on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien de Rosa/Julien de Rosa)

 

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 02: Maeva Marshall attends Loubhoutan Express presentation at La Garde Republicaine on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images For Christian Louboutin)

Marking the first appearance of the Maison’s signature red sole, the Pensée has been brought back to life on sandals and flats alike for a fresh contemporary take.

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 02: Olivia Palermo, Christian Louboutin and a guest attend Loubhoutan Express presentation at La Garde Republicaine on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images For Christian Louboutin)

Let’s come back down to planet Earth for a moment with the Loubhoutan limited edition capsule. Inspired by the changing skies over the Himalayas, these styles celebrate the rich symbolism and craftsmanship of Bhutan, their wooden platforms hand-sculpted and hand-painted with delicate colour gradations by local artisans.

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 02: Natalia Vodianova attends Loubhoutan Express presentation at La Garde Republicaine on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images For Christian Louboutin)

From Bhutan to Egypt, Christian’s passion for travel persists. 20 years after launching his first handbag and following the success of the Paloma tote, Christian Louboutin reveals his latest creation, Elisa.

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 02: Christian Louboutin attends Loubhoutan Express presentation at La Garde Republicaine on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien de Rosa/Julien de Rosa)

At the crossroads of Egypt in all its majesty, Italian craftsmanship and French elegance, Elisa is a new milestone for the Maison.

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 02: Sririta Jensenattends Loubhoutan Express presentation at La Garde Republicaine on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images For Christian Louboutin)

 

With three different sizes available in over 40 variations, this elegant chain bag features the iconic CL logo on its clasp, reimagined especially for Elisa.

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express

One of a kind versions of Elisa include the Pensée, the Loubhoutan capsule celebrating traditional craftsmanship and travel, a reflective leopard print as an ode to innovation and of course, an all-over ’Rouge Louboutin’, the most beautiful red of all.

Christian Louboutin presents Loubhoutan Express