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The shoes that Christian Louboutin provides for Mary Katrantzou’s runway collections every season seem to often end up produced at part of Louboutin’s standard line (which is more than I can say for much of Louboutin’s excellent work with Jonathan Saunders, sadly), so let’s take a look at Christian Louboutin x Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012, shall we? The shoes took on a fairly restrained look with winding laces, which provided a nice counterpoint to Katrantzou’s modern, incredibly graphic clothing.
When it comes to haircalf, I vastly prefer bright colors to tan, which tends to look a bit mangy and a little too uncannily like the animal from which it came. Brights, on the other hand, bring out the texture in the material without making it look equine. I’d say that all of these variations stand a good chance of hitting store shelves come fall.