Christian Louboutin Introduces New Colours to its Autumn/Winter 2014 Passage Collection
The French designer unveils rich new colour-ways to the recently launched Passage collection for Autumn/Winter 2014. Inspired by the vivid shades found in nature, Christian Louboutin designs the bags in blue-green Turquin, a vibrant Rouge de Mars, deep Violet and a new leopard print.
Available as a large shoulder bag, a messenger and a mini messenger, the Passage can be carried by the fold-over handle or worn cross-body with a detachable strap.
Rougissime, a sister style, is available as an elegant clutch, small clutch, and in the form of a wallet with metal-bar closures featuring a stripe of Louboutin red enamel, a signature of the whole collection. Choose between textured options including brocart, satin and the luxe mini leopard, new for AW14.
Each Passage and Rougissime bag boasts expert craftsmanship, crafted from the finest materials.
Expect to see the buttersoft calfskins, richly grained leathers, luxe lizards and textured pony-hair leather that permeate all of Louboutin’s designs.
Prices range from AED 6890 for the mini messenger to AED 8990 for the large version. The collection is available online at www.christianlouboutin.com, at Christian Louboutin boutiques and select partners worldwide.
Passage in Rouge de Mars
(photo credit Asya
Passage in Violet
Passage Mini in Turquin
Rougissime Small Clutch Brocart in
(Photo credits: Ash Reynolds)
Passage in Pony Leo White/Black
About the Passage Collection
The Galerie Véro-Dodat, one of Paris’s most storied retail arcades, inspires Passage. Sleek, timeless, and
impeccably proportioned, Passage is a structured handbag fusing modern style with classic, ladylike polish.
The centrepiece of the range is its hardware. Curved metal handles evoke the wrought-iron entry arches of the Galerie Véro-Dodat, the landmark shopping arcade in Paris where Christian Louboutin opened his first boutique at the end of 1991.
The Galerie, also known as the Passage, opened in 1826 as a venue where moneyed Parisians could dine, shop, and promenade, protected from the grit and the grime of the city. A neo-classical marvel with chequerboard floors, brass-trimmed shop fronts, and vaulted skylights, the Galerie was restored to its original, aristocratic splendour in 1997.
Today the Galerie represents the centre of Louboutin’s world, housing women’s, men’s, and pop-up handbag boutiques, as well as the brand’s atelier and offices. This Passage holds singular resonance for Louboutin. “People laugh because you walk down this particular street and all you see is beautiful women in red soles—[it is] Passage Louboutin,” he says.
About Christian Louboutin
Christian Louboutin was created in 1992 when Louboutin opened his first store at 19 Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Paris. The brand currently has 91 stores worldwide including a number of dedicated Men’s boutiques. A seminal volume entitled ‘Christian Louboutin’ charts the success of the company over the last two decades and is available now, published by Rizzoli. Recent special collaborations with legendary Parisian Cabaret, Crazy Horse and Walt Disney Studios along with creative projects with those from the worlds of music, art and film typify the creative dexterity of the designer. A retrospective exhibition of his inventive designs was held in 2012 at London’s prestigious Design Museum and more recently in Toronto at the National Design Museum of Canada, Design Exchange.
See the Passage up-close and in action in a new short film from Vs. Magazine on
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