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Christian Louboutin for E. Tautz S/S ‘16

A chance encounter between British Fashion Award-winning designer Patrick Grant and Christian Louboutin led to collaboration, and this Monday, for the fifth consecutive season, Patrick Grant’s E. Tautz’s walked the LCM catwalks in custom Red Soled creations.

For Spring/Summer 2016, Grant found inspiration in the then new world of 1950’s Britain. Emerging from post-war doldrums, the country embraced modernism, consumerism and optimism like never before.  Clothing was accordingly easy  – leisurewear made a return, as leisure itself returned to England. Grant’s interpretation was both sporty and casual, with effortless-feeling pieces that belied the touch of a master tailor.

Modern bomber jackets, crisp pleated shorts and trousers walked the catwalk in neutrals including navy, and white and cheerful, tempered brights played well alongside classic ginghams and houndstooths. The collection was accompanied by a deceptively simple low top sneaker created exclusively for E. Tautz by Christian Louboutin.

Constructed of canvas, with prominent piping seen on four colourways, alongside a classic white on white, the sneaker communicated the ease seen in the collection, with the flash of our signature Red Sole adding an element of surprise.

For more from Patrick Grant and E.Tautz, follow @ETautz on Instagram and for more behind the scenes from the LCM catwalks, follow our newly-launched Instagram for the Louboutin man, @LouboutinHomme.