The rejoice of the festive season punctuated by the allure of nostalgia. Christian Louboutin Middle East Exclusive Ramadan campaign pays tribute to one of the most nostalgic elements of Ramadan – Fawazeer Ramadan.
A groundbreaking body of art that revolutionized fashion in the Arab world, Fawazeer Ramadan is an integral part of Ramadan culture, that Christian Louboutin chooses to celebrate through the design details and colours in the Ramadan 2023 collection.
The devoted Arab glamour of Fawazeer Ramadan (translates to riddles of Ramadan) captivated audiences at home, bringing together family and friends from the late 1970’s onwards. This was a special 30-episode show, that featured an eccentric host, who would sing, dance and intrigue viewers to guess a riddle revealed at the end of each episode. Only at the end of Ramadan, would the answers be revealed.
I am a shoe that’s always made with care,
From the finest materials, with a style that’s rare,
I am handmade by artisans, who are experts in their craft,
My beauty and quality, will have you mesmerised.
The Christian Louboutin reveal: ME Dolly Strass 100 and Louis Strass Moucharabieh
An ode to Fawazeer Ramadan revives precious memories, representing a celebration of fashion, culture and heritage amongst the many joys of the Ramadan season.
The design inspiration of the capsule too is dictated by elements of Arab heritage and architecture, a tribute to Christian’s love for travel and Arab culture. The entire capsule is developed around strikingly exquisite shade called Grenat, a warm purple color of spirituality & pure conscience. The intricate design magnificence is inspired by the Moucharabieh – an openwork partition, used in palaces, mosques and homes.
Dazzling in strass, the capsule stars the Me Dolly Strass for women and Louis Strass Moucharabieh for men, with each individual strass being applied by hand, one by one, a total of around six hours to be complete, a celebration of the Maison’s technical savoir-faire and craftsmanship. The icons too get a festive makeover with the Hot Chick and Fun Louis Junior as well as the wardrobe staple – Loubi54 clutch. The capsule also features the Lipsita Queen – the Christian Louboutin Beauty signature lipstick, freshly introduced in a 55mm heel inspired by the look of antic Egyptian columns.