Christian Louboutin for Jonathan Saunders Fall 2011
The Christian Louboutins collection, comprised exclusively of platform oxfords and ankled-strapped peep-toes, was rendered in jewel-toned velvet and mirrored metallic patent leather. Mirrored leather is turning out to be something of a beta trend for fall, with designers as disperate as Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs shoes using it to give their accessories and shoes a bit of shine. For my money, I’ll stick with the garnet velvet peep-toes – after all, red’s something of a trend itself.
Something tells me that many Louboutins shoes traditionalists aren’t going to be happy with Christian Louboutin for Jonathan Saunders Fall 2011, but the more that I look at the photos from Saunders’ London runway show, the more the ultra-chunky styles grow on me. Still, there’s nary a stiletto to be found in this group of shoes, so don’t say I didn’t give you adequate warning.