Christian Louboutin launches new Africaba bag
Christian Louboutin has launched new handbag.
The 53-year-old French luxury footwear designer - who is recognised for his signature red patent sole footwear- has joined forces with his friend to Valérie Schlumberger and the French charity La Maison Rose to launch the "magic" oversized accessory called Africaba, which will see 10 per cent of proceeds go to aid Senegalese women and children.
The fashion mogul shared two pop-art styled videos on Instagram to showcase his latest creation.
The first post read: "Our latest collaboration is a story of friendship, creativity and reinvention. Meet Africaba, the versatile day bag made in partnership with French charity #LaMaisonRose. With each purchase, a portion of proceeds provide aid relief to Senegalese women and children. (sic)"
Whilst his second graphic comic-esque upload read: "True magic! Africaba is the result of a collaboration between Christian Louboutin, his dear friend Valérie Schlumberger, and the women of La Maison Rose. A beautiful pink house in Dakar, La Maison Rose is much more than a house; it is a place of hope and safety for vulnerable and marginalized women of Senegal and their children. Demonstrating inventiveness combined with instinctive artistic flair, the hand-embroidered work of the women of La Maison Rose is fused with the skill of the house of Christian Louboutin to create this vivid and distinctive day bag. (sic)"
Christian's soft-bodied shopper features a bold African design, complete with short red leather handles, as well as a extended shoulder strap for a cross-body or over the arm carrier. The envelope tote is decorated with beads and spikes, in keeping with his iconic designs, as well as the designers initials engraved, as well as an large embroidered logo, which retails at £795 online.