Christian Louboutin praises Greek culture in his "Greekaba" capsule collection in a glamorous event at Enny Monaco in Athens.
The history and beauty of Greece have often been a source of inspiration for the biggest fashion houses, placing our country at the center of the international fashion scene.
The French designer Christian Louboutin, inspired by our cultural heritage, the Mediterranean summer, but also the elements of land and sea, presents his new collection for the Fall / Winter 2022 season, called "Greekaba". He revealed it for the first time at Paris Fashion Week in March and then in June at Enny Monaco in Athens Greece.
It includes a series of shoes and accessories, such as high-heeled sandals, boots, espadrilles, loafers and bags, which have been created "embracing" our culture and with respect to the craftsmanship of Greek craftsmen. All items depict the adventures of the fashion designer and incurable traveler in Athens and the Cyclades, as another, modern Odysseus. At his side is "Mrs. Tependri" - the fantastic character created by the Greek artist Konstantinos Kakanias - who for years had her own place in the "New York Times". Miss Tependris and her faithful dog, Pepe, become Louboutin's companions on his trip to Greece, through impressive motifs-scenes signed by the iconographer Konstantinos Kakanias, who is associated with a strong friendship with the immovable French designer. The designs found in the pieces of the series are reinforced with symbols from Greek folk art, as well as mythology, while there is also the characteristic blue eye, which has become -among other things- a trademark of our country.
Part of the incomes from its collection will be donated to charity. This time, the brand contributes to "Together for Children" (TFC), a Greek non-profit association consisting of nine member organizations, all of which work to provide immediate and effective support to children and adults with disabilities, but also to families who need it. The goal is for these people to build positive thinking, enhance their creativity and develop their self-expression - core values of the French designer himself.