Christian Louboutin's Nude collection /

Now there's a nude red sole for every woman

Christian Louboutin has extended its Nude Collection with two new styles and a wider colour palette of seven tones, ranging from fair to chestnut, to appeal every woman's skin colour.

The nude trend landed in the fashion world about five years ago, but the lack of nude-coloured options and even calling a colour “nude” has been the source of an ongoing debate with many calling the labelling of the colour racist.

Dorissima Safki style

But Christian Louboutin explained that “nude is not a colour, it’s a concept”. For that reason, the iconic red soles have been made into a wide range of nude hues, in the luxury shoe label’s popular stilettos, pumps and peep-toes, with the new inclusion of the Deepik and Dorissima styles.

Deepik Lea style

Many make-up and lingerie labels have already extended their nude offering to have wider options. Last year, for example, Nubia Skin launched a range of nude underwear for darker skin tones. An increasing number of foundations, concealers and lipsticks have also been made into a wide range of shades.

But Louboutin seems to be the first major luxe label to take the matter seriously by extending its accessory offerings and realising that women come in all colours and many have the budget to spend on designer shoes and clothes.

Louboutin’s Nude collection launched in 2013 and the new expanded version of the range will hit stores in August, and to celebrate every skin tone, the company will take the #NudesForAll to social media.