BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE
Reason as to why there’s always more to class and elegance by being chic in some authentic red-soled Christian Louboutin beaded pumps. The pair from their ‘Maa Collection’ retail at £173 (approx. Ksh.25, 700) – a relatively value for money rate that are just TO DIE FOR!
Fusing inspiration from both the Maasai tribe of Kenya & Mexican Red Indian artwork, Louboutin created the beaded platform pumps with geometric, multicolored print patterns carefully placed by hand & complemented by an arch of sun-kissed beautiful beads to catch the world’s attention.
We particularly love the collection for so many reasons; the biggest being that, in a tribute to African aesthetics, the fashion honcho chose to significantly reference the work of Kenya’s Maasai women in the distinct bead-work of the bodice. The beads positively shimmer and are embedded on a luxe satin canvas.
The Louboutin collection is not only inspired by the rich beading and ornamentation of the Maasai tribe. The fashion brand through community-based NGOs franchised a Maasai collective by actually hiring 100 Maasai women so far from Namanga and Arusha areas who embroider some of their shoes with their traditional patterns, colors and designs.