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Famous Shoe Designer Honours Pakistan in His Latest Collection

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Social Content Producer
Updated: 28 November 2017

Finally a mainstream designer is recognising the rich art and design history of Pakistan!

In a show of solidarity for the oft overlooked Asian country, footwear king Christian Louboutin has added a new and exciting style to his famously red-soled shoes and it’s called the ‘Lahore flat.’

Follow in the footsteps of Lahore.

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Inspired by the 54-year-old Parisian designer’s trip to Pakistan earlier this year the stunning slippers, which tie at the ankle, are named after the capital city of Pakistan’s Punjab province, the second most-populated city in the country after Karachi.

During his visit, Louboutin visited the prestigious National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, the oldest art school in Pakistan and the second oldest in Southeast Asia. His conclusion of the NCA was that it was ‘the best thing in South Asia,’ and perhaps added to the inspiration he felt to design these shoes.

Some of the most famous creatives who graduated from the institution include Rashid Rana, Imran Qureshi and Shazia Sikander.

The art scene in Pakistan is blossoming with exciting emerging artists such as Sara Shakeel and Irfan Hassan really starting to make their mark on the international stage.

It is great to see a big name in fashion like Louboutin embrace Pakistani inspiration and encourage people to ‘follow in the footsteps of Lahore.’