Louboutin red soles and horoscope signs are not an aleatory prediction anymore and are now available for preorder on Moda Operandi (shipping will begin this summer). Self-declared horoscope aficionado, Christian Louboutin presented an exclusive limited-edition collection of astrology inspired shoes on Moda Operandi on Friday last week, just in time for the luxury e-commerce website’s fifth anniversary. Moda Operandi’s celebrations won’t stop however here, as the retailer is actually going to release a series of five designer collaborations throughout the whole year (named ‘Créateurs’, the other partnerships for the series have not been revealed yet).
It is not the first time that zodiac signs have been used by our favorite brands and retailers to connect with their customers on a more personal level, as recently proven by Louis Vuitton’s Fortune Earrings collection as well. The Louboutin x Moda Operandi collection takes two of the label’s most iconic shoe styles, namely the pointed Rocket Flat and the open-toe Akenana Mule, and offers a great variety of customization options (aside from the gold hand-ebroidered star constellations of the zodiac sign).
Besides any of the 12 astrological signs, customers can choose among different colors, from midnight blue and deep purple to black satin hues, and even add unique customizations such as personal initials and birth dates, just in case one needs to further assert her position on astrology. Each pair of shoe is going to be hand-embroidered in India and finished at Louboutin’s studios in Paris. While the mules retail for $2200, the astrological flats go for $2000; preorders require a $1000 deposit.
“The allure of a Christian Louboutin shoe is undeniable; its beauty and craftsmanship is unsurpassed. We are thrilled to launch an exclusive bespoke collection inspired by astrology, a source of creative inspiration that’s near and dear to the heart of Mr. Louboutin himself,” declared Moda Operandi’s CEO Deborah Nicodemus in a statement.
Those who are not that fond of astrology will however be more than enthusiastic about the idea that the French fashion house is finally part of the Moda Operandi brands. If you feel your lucky stars are suggesting you going and checking out the collection, just make sure to be quick enough to catch your designed pair of shoes in time! The exclusive capsule collection is so limited it will consist of only 45 pairs of shoes worldwide, and will be available up until February 20th.
Photos courtesy of Moda Operandi