Step into the Royal Mansour Marrakech and you’ll discover a Christian Louboutin collaboration with the hotel, culminating in limited edition leather babouches for both women (€800) and men (€500) The partnership is the designer’s first and only such project in Morocco.
The slipper-style shoes have a design that reflects the architectural and decorative details that abound in the five-acre address owned by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI. The women’s shoes – complete with Louboutin’s signature red sole – reference the building’s lattice-like plasterwork and hand-carved ceilings with geometric and floral motifs in shimmering gold and copper leatherwork.
The men’s babouches also sport the famous red sole, but come in cool white and feature a practical strap at the heel for comfort. As a final design flourish, they are embroidered with the king’s royal crest. Louboutin will unveil a new version of the footwear for men later this year.