When Christian Louboutin first launched a collection of nude patent shoes, in 2013, the fashion world took notice. His red-soled styles became an instantaneous classic, and with five flesh-inspired hues, he was the first major developer to add “nude” tones for a variety of skin shades. Over time the brand continued to build on this inclusive approach by adding even more colors in 2015, then again in 2016. Four years after the first foray into the category, Louboutin announced it’s growing the shoe silhouettes available in its now seven shades of nudes for spring 2017.
Previously, the nude Louboutins were limited to seasonless silhouettes, like pointed-toe flats and patent stilettos. However, the brand is taking its inclusive approach to what it deems “fashion” shoes, starting with two festive heels.
The first is the Christeriva, an ankle-wrap style with a lace-up ribbon detail and a peep toe, inspired by the designer’s love for ballet. Then there’s Cherrysandal, a chunky platform heel with a translucent back, which gives the illusion of a floating ankle strap. Because the latter is basically the “naked dress” of shoes, we have a feeling that Carrie Bradshaw would be first in line to purchase.
The lookbook for the campaign, which was shot by photographers Sofia and Mauro, is cheerleading-themed, with a diverse group of models showing off the new Louboutins with matching pom-poms. A luxury brand continuing to build on an inclusive approach to design? That’s something worth cheering on.
Peep at the two styles, below.
Ranging from $875 to $895, Cherrysandal and Christeriva are now available on Christian Louboutin’s website in seven nude shades.