Christian Louboutin Announces Limited Edition Capsule Collection With SportyHenri.com
PARIS, SEPTEMBER 2016
Christian Louboutin is pleased to announce an exclusive capsule collection, a first-of-its-kind collaboration, with SportyHenri.com, the newly launched e-concept store for men devoted to sport and style.
Taking inspiration from the Sporty Henri motto, “Mettre Le Sport En Valeur,” Christian Louboutin created four limited edition styles, each based on beloved and highly collectible sneaker silhouettes in his men’s collection including a classic high top in the SH Bip Bip Flat and low rise SH Louis Junior. The trainers leverage the Sporty Henri brand’s clean colour palette of white, cobalt blue and black, as well as the distinctive logo – a playful and elegant profile inspired by founder and former French professional handball player Henri Tai. SH One Flat and SH Blue Flat feature Maison regular spike detailing whilst all the designs are finished with the signature Christian Louboutin red sole, here in relaxed rubber.
Of the limited edition collection, Christian Louboutin says, “It’s a real pleasure for me to touch and create some exclusive designs which, I think, represent the values that are dear to Henri: sport mixed with style in a fun and colourful way. I am thrilled to be part of the new adventure of SportyHenri.com, and I wish their team and their clients all the best in a sporty and stylish world.”
Launched in April, SportyHenri.com offers a unique proposition between shopping and editorial for the sartorially inclined athlete, including world class advice above and beyond routine styling and fit guidance. The site aims to inspire its audience to elevate their sporting life through knowledge and support from “The Gang”, highly regarded experts in the field, including world class athletes such as Tony Parker, who divulge their experiences with equipment, personal practice, and tips on maintaining an active lifestyle. The SportyHenri.com offering features a diverse mix of premium international brands as well as niche labels from the intersection of fashion and sport, all selected by Tai personally. The collaboration with Christian Louboutin marks the first exclusive capsule created for the site.
“For me, clothes are an extension of myself, they let me express something about who I am, about my personality, but also they let me explore it. It is this vision that I want to bring to life with SportyHenri.com, and here it takes form through this wonderful capsule collection of trainers by Christian Louboutin, which I feel very privileged to offer our clients exclusively," Tai says of the collaboration with Christian Louboutin.
This exciting new collaboration is the second project for the friends, Louboutin and Tai having teamed up to support the Cuban National delegation as Official Supplier of the Celebratory Outfit in the recent Olympic Games in Rio. In consultation with the athletes themselves, they created an elegant uniform befitting the glorious celebratory moments of their Olympic journey, created solely for use of the Cuban National delegation to celebrate their participation which were not sold.
The capsule collection of Christian Louboutin for SportyHenri.com limited edition trainers will be available from the 14th September online at SportyHenri.com exclusively, and at select Christian Louboutin flagship boutiques including New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Seoul, Dubai, Tokyo and Beijing.
See more of the limited edition collection by Christian Louboutin @LouboutinHomme and @SportyHenri, #CLxSportyHenri.
About Christian Louboutin
Christian Louboutin was created in 1992 when Louboutin opened his first boutique at 19 Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Paris. An artist and a craftsman with a true passion for shoes, his designs are unique and instantly recognizable, thanks in part to their signature and now trademarked red lacquered soles. Louboutin’s collections for both women and men combine wit, glamour, elegance and technical proficiency like none other.
With a prolific collection of women’s and men’s shoes, day and evening handbags and small leather goods, Christian Louboutin now counts more than one hundred boutiques around the world, including several locations dedicated to men’s and a one-of-a-kind beauty boutique located in the heart of Paris’ 1st Arrondissement, just two doors away from 19 Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Follow Christian Louboutin @LouboutinWorld @LouboutinHomme
Mettre Le Sport En Valeur
Launched in spring 2016 by former French professional athlete Henri Tai, SportyHenri.com offers a carefully curated edit of active-wear and lifestyle clothing, footwear and sporting accessories for discerning athletes and stylish men the world over. The site features a diverse mix of international sports brands as well as innovative and emerging lifestyle labels all hand-selected by Tai. The edit is complemented by editorial content, mixed with advice and top tips from "The Gang", world-renowned athletes and passionate friends who share thoughts and experiences on their sport who share the goal to elevate their day to day sporting life.
Follow SportyHenri.com @SportyHenri