Christian Louboutin designs for the Cuban Olympic sports team

26 July 2016

Christian Louboutin and former athlete-turned retailer Henri Tai, have collaborated on the uniforms for for the Cuban Olympic team. The theam will wear their Louboutin-gear during the closing ceremony of the Olympic games, which are held from the 5th till the 21st of August, in Rio de Janeiro.

Out with the old Cuba
Since the reconstruction of the diplomatic relations in July 2015, Cuba is ready for a complete new world of fashion. The country seems to crave a modern approach towards fashion, which unfortunately doesn't seem in line with the most recent Cuba-references fashion designer incorperated in their collection. For example, Chanel and Stella McCartney both alluded to a suger-coated version of old Cuba, with its bright oldtimers


In with Christian Louboutin
Christian Louboutin and Henri Tai really wanted to give the Cuban national team a modern and fitting look for the closing ceremony of the Olympic games. The strong look is created by using vivid colours combined with vintage style tailoring. For example, the jackets are inspired by the Guayabera shirts, complete with patches.