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03.09.16
Put it in Paisley: Christian Louboutin x Holly Fulton

This season, at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter  2016, Christian Louboutin shoes marched down the catwalk exclusively for Holly Fulton. For our second season collaborating with the designer, a graphic take on earthy utilitarianism came in the shape of Masterboot. Customized exclusively for the show in velvet buttercup yellow, dirty pink and rich chocolate brown, the boots added to the collections’ creamy, earthy tones with a sense of rustic optimism. A proclivity towards the pastoral is also seen on new style Chicaboot, customized in advance of the Christian Louboutin A/W 16 collection debut. Featuring an almond-toe and block heel, the boot strode in teddy fur and a velvet paisley taken directly from Fulton’s spirited prints. Drawing inspiration from British artist David Inshaw’s 1973 painting, The Badminton Game, the collection pays homage to the maxi-dress wearing women of the painting, seen through a luxurious, magical haze. Mixing Inshaw’s Ruralismwith eveningwear, voluminous organza skirts and sweeping chiffon dresses floated down the catwalk with contrasting colored teardrop panels fastened by jeweled pins.

Christian Louboutin manicures in Zoulou  accompanied the looks with a strong block colour created by manicurist Jenny Longworth. "Vivid Seventies colours paved the way for the Holly Fulton nail, with the collection’s khaki greens and dirty pinks inspiring the choice of muted brown shade, Zoulou .A windswept, highland girl sporting a short, neat nail shape with a finish of Loubi Gloss for an air of modernity.” says Longworth. Adding a final touch to the collection, the crisp monochrome manicure peered out from under playful bell-sleeves and layered knits.