Christian Louboutin reinvents Peshawari chappals as 'Imran Sandals'

Traditional Pakistani footwear is getting some recognition after French designer Christian Louboutin announced the creation of Peshawari sandals, renamed ‘Imran sandals’.

author_img JD Sen Published :  25th March 2019 01:25 PM   |   Published :   |  25th March 2019 01:25 PM
Christian Louboutin's Imran Sandals/Source: Instagram

Christian Louboutin's Imran Sandals/Source: Instagram

Islamabad, March 25: Traditional Pakistani footwear is getting some recognition after famous French designer Christian Louboutin, in a rather unusual promotion, announced the creation of Peshawari sandals, renamed ‘Imran sandals’.

News reports said that it was not immediately clear if the latest creation was named after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, because of his fondness for Peshawari chappals or whether they were a homage to Louboutin's Pakistani friend, artist Imran Qureshi.

Besides the trademark red soles, the sandals have studs and the Louboutin logo. Imran Qureshi, meanwhile, posted a message on his Instagram page thanking Louboutin for the personal tribute.

In 2014, British menswear designer Paul Smith found himself in hot waters when he replicated the Peshwari chappals as his own and sold them in the market for a whopping 300 pounds.

As a result, the brand changed the shoe's description on its website to "inspired by Peshawari Chappal".

 

 

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