It’s been a couple of weeks since Christian Louboutin announced the extension of his nude range of shoes from 5 to 7 different shades. A much welcomed announcement to shoe lovers (who can afford the luxury price tag), as it portrays an inclusive mind set in the luxury fashion industry. The range is labelled from Nude #1, which some describe as “porcelain,” and Nude #7, described by others as “deep chocolate.”
Louboutin’s first nude range launched in 2013, and three years later he’s broadened his horizons. I think the range should have been comprehensive from conception but at least attempts have been made to increase the Louboutin nude shoe collection. Luxury fashion may be accessible for a select few, but there are a diverse range of people who dabble in the luxury fashion bubble.
“The nude collection is dedicated to people who want to have great legs, to have a great silhouette,” – Christian Louboutin
I’ve always been uncomfortable with the description “nude” because I didn’t see options which matched my skin tone, and that was a problem. I felt that it was false advertising, not just from Louboutin, but from any fashion retailer who used the term, alongside a limited product line.
Previously, Christian Louboutin has explained that according to him, “nude is not a colour, it’s a concept”.
What do you think?
Could this be the start of a much needed evolution in the fashion industry? Some designers are pushing the boundaries of fashion in a positive direction, #NudesForAll.
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