It’s difficult to judge any Christian Louboutin collection off of just the first handful of preview photos; Louboutin releases one of the largest and most extensive lines in the footwear industry, spanning the design continuum from smart patent oxfords to towering crystal-encrusted stilettos, and he does so without seeming to break a sweat. So even if you don’t like the sprightly, whimsical shoes that have emerged from Christian Louboutin Fall 2011 so far, don’t worry. Something for you is surely on the way.
But honestly, what’s not to like? Louboutin does irreverence better than almost anyone in the business, and these shoes are playful, sexy and quintessentially Christian Louboutin. They won’t do everyday office duty, but if you’re looking to make a statement and want everyone you encounter to stare at your shoes (some in lust, some in confusion – is that really a lion paw with sparkly claws on that pump?), I can’t think of a better place to start shopping.
Photos courtesy of Christian Louboutin.