When British actor Idris Elba and his wife, model Sabrina Dowre Elba, hosted conversations on racial injustice last year, their friend, designer Christian Louboutin, was compelled to find ways to help. He reached out to the couple and the result is a capsule collection of men’s and women’s footwear as well as a tote, whose entire proceeds will be donated to five non-profit organizations: Be Rose, Purposeful, Immediate Theatre, Gathering for Justice, and the Somali Hope Foundation.
Titled “Walk A Mile in My Shoes,” the footwear and bag capsule is detailed with the tagline. Half of the items are offered in black while the over half feature a print inspired by birds of paradise blooms, a favorite of Sabrina Elba. Native to South Africa, the flowers are also referred to as Mandela’s Gold and are viewed as a symbol for empathy, hope and freedom.
Christian Louboutin and the Elbas “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” collaboration is now available on christianlouboutin.com.
Check out additional campaign images shot by Julien Vallon below.