Hoping to draw attention to issues after they are no longer “trending,” Louboutin and Elba along with his wife, the model Sabrina Dhowre Elba, are donating 100 percent of the proceeds to charities focused on preventing racial injustice.
In June, Idris and his wife produced an Instagram conversation with Opal Tometi and made some commitments to keep the steam going on how they can help. Soon after their friend who was just seen dancing at their wedding, a 3-day event in Moracco, luxury footwear designer Christian Louboutin, who reached out to say “We have to do something.”
“There were so many people who were doing something at the moment,” he said. “But really, instead of that, [I wanted] to work on something [for] when people [believe] they don’t have to think about it anymore.”
This collaboration on a collection will directly benefit the victims of police brutality and racial injustice.
On June 16, the trio will release the “Walk a Mile in my Shoes” capsule collection online and in stores. The launch will have all of the Louboutin trimmings: iconic red soles on his classic “So Kate” pump and sandals.
Handbags, men’s loafers and a boot, as well as trend-right trainers — all priced between ($956) to ($4,640). All proceeds will go to five charities in the US, the UK and Africa focused on “racism, inequality and freedom.”