An Irish colour expert recommends three schemes for your most used rooms
An Irish colour expert recommends three schemes for your most used rooms

Megan Burns

8 tasty traybake dinners you can throw in the oven with no fuss
8 tasty traybake dinners you can throw in the oven with no fuss

Shayna Sappington

Take breakfast to the next level with these easy yet impressive Gordon Ramsay recipes
Take breakfast to the next level with these easy yet impressive Gordon Ramsay recipes

Katie Byrne

The psychology of the fast-fashion high
The psychology of the fast-fashion high

Sarah Finnan

Mel McDermott and Roz Purcell on their hiking essentials for outdoor adventures
Mel McDermott and Roz Purcell on their hiking essentials for outdoor adventures

Sarah Finnan

The Irish fashion set on their ride or die denim
The Irish fashion set on their ride or die denim

Freya Drohan

It turns out friends are as important as exercise for your health
It turns out friends are as important as exercise for your health

Amanda Cassidy

This Monkstown home with sea views is on the market for €1.75 million
This Monkstown home with sea views is on the market for €1.75 million

Megan Burns

Simple ways to turn your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary
Simple ways to turn your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary

Megan Burns

13 original Netflix picks you may have missed
13 original Netflix picks you may have missed

Jennifer McShane

Image / Fashion

Louboutin Redefines ‘Nude’ With New Flat Collection


by Lauren Heskin
04th Apr 2016
Louboutin Redefines ‘Nude’ With New Flat Collection

What shade of pinky-beige comes to mind when you hear the term ‘nude’? Is it your favourite lip colour that’s just slightly paler than your natural lip tone or do you think of your worn out pair of heels that just seem to go with everything you’ve ever owned?

Shoe designer Christian Louboutin is asking us to redefine our narrow understanding of flesh coloured fashion because the reality is, ‘nude’ ought to be a colour range as opposed to an exclusively pale palette.In 2013, he launched a nude heels collection that came in a total of five shades to encompass all women and later expanded it to seven shades. Now, he’s expanding the collection even further by adding a flat collection in colours varying from ‘porcelain’ to ‘deep chocolate’.

Always en pointe. Shop nudes in our bio. @sofiaandmauro

A photo posted by Christian Louboutin (@louboutinworld) on

 

In 2013, he launched a nude heels collection that came in a total of five shades to encompass all women and later expanded it to seven shades. Now, he’s expanding the collection even further by adding a flat collection in colours varying from ‘porcelain’ to ‘deep chocolate’.

Granted, these beautiful ballet flats are not as pocket-friendly as they are ethnically apt, they’re €450, but we have to applaud the message the company are choosing to send out. The designer stressed to The Huffington Post?that the range was not about the shoe itself, but how the person feels in them. “It’s great for when you are just thinking of yourself; when you’re not thinking of being dressed. It keeps you undressed in a way.”

And this second collection proves that diversity is not only en vogue, it’s also profitable. As well as the Louboutin expansion, we’ve seen a distinct movement towards an embracing of global ethnicity in all areas of fashion, beginning with the field’s most iconic figure – Barbie. The German company Mattel announced at the beginning of this year that their dolls would now come in all shapes, sizes and skin tones. They did so not because they felt it was their moral obligation, but because, financially it made sense. As TIME uncovered, mothers are more aware than ever of how they shape their young children’s perspectives and are more likely to part with their earnings for toys that they feel portray a positive and broad body image.

What do you make of that new flat collection? Are you impressed with their financial savviness at capitalising on their hugely successful nude heel collection and all the positive press or does the price take away from their ‘inclusive’ agenda?

Main image courtesy of Christian Louboutin Instagram

Also Read

Louboutin Redefines ‘Nude’ With New Flat Collection
FASHION
Ask a stylist: how to conquer tonal dressing

Need guidance on your new back-to-work wardrobe? Want tips on what to wear to a winter wedding or advice on...

By Holly O'Neill

Louboutin Redefines ‘Nude’ With New Flat Collection
FASHION
Coops the Label: The beautiful new intimates line to rival that of Kim K

Joanna Cooper has just launched her own intimates line, with Coops the Label officially available to shop online as of...

By Sarah Finnan

Louboutin Redefines ‘Nude’ With New Flat Collection
BREAKING STORIES, FASHION
First look at the autumn issue of IMAGE

Our gorgeous autumn issue is about to hit the shelves. Here, editor Lizzie Gore-Grimes gives us a preview of what...

By IMAGE

Louboutin Redefines ‘Nude’ With New Flat Collection
FASHION
Happy birthday Iris Apfel! A throwback to when Iris met IMAGE

Today marks the 100 birthday of New York fashion legend Iris Apfel. The nonagenarian has had a long, varied and...

By Erin Lindsay

Louboutin Redefines ‘Nude’ With New Flat Collection
FASHION
10 of Meghan Markle’s all-time best royal looks

The Duchess of Sussex’s status as one of the world’s biggest influencers has been cemented by statistics from global fashion...

By Jennifer McShane

Louboutin Redefines ‘Nude’ With New Flat Collection
FASHION
Emmys 2021: the best red-carpet looks

Television’s biggest stars hit the Emmys red carpet. The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards kicked off last night, hosted by Cedric...

By Holly O'Neill

Louboutin Redefines ‘Nude’ With New Flat Collection
FASHION, SHOPPING
Team IMAGE on their summer shopping wishlists

Comfy sandals, bucket hats, tie-dye – team IMAGE have a very nostalgic list of summer staples on their wishlists.I lost...

By Holly O'Neill