Pakistan has a diversity of ethnicity, which doesn’t only reflect in the local fashion but has inspired international fashion designers comprehensively.
Luxury French shoemaker, Christian Louboutin, has revived the famous Peshawari Chappals of Pakistan and made his own version of sandals – Imran Sandals.
The designer seems to tread on the heels on British luxury designer Paul Smith who got bashed back in 2014 for plagiarizing the design of Peshawari chappals without crediting the inspiration that he took from Pakistani local crafts.
Initially, it was thought that the sandals have been named after the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for his fondness for Peshawari Chappals, however, it seems that the Imran here is Imran Qureshi, a Pakistani artist and a dear friend to Christian Louboutin who inspired him to come up with the design.
Imran Qureshi also took to Instagram later to confirm this fact, thanking the designer for such amazing creation, and confirming that it was him, after whom, the Sandals were named.
Hours after the official announcement was made on Instagram, the idea received both appreciation and disapproval.
No wonder, the picture got removed from the Instagram page later.
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Earlier in 2017, Christian Louboutin visited Pakistan to attend an exclusive hosted by Art Divvy Foundation and also stopped at Lahore to visit the National College of Arts.