Footwear News: First Look at The Christian Louboutin x Sabyasachi Mukherjee Limited-Edition Capsule Collection
French Luxury designer Christian Louboutin has teamed up with Indian Couture designer and Bollywood favorite Sabyasachi Mukherjee to create a limited-edition capsule collection of women’s and men’s shoes.
The inspiration for the shoes came after Louboutin visited Sabyasachi‘s private archive of Saris and ribbons located in Kolkata and he became inspired by the beautiful handcrafted Sari fabrics. The shoes include a patchwork of different rich color Sari fabrics, ribbons, embroidery, crystals as well as Louboutin signature spikes.
Louboutin said about the collection: “Indian handicraft is the best of the best in the world. The luxuriance of Indian workmanship is at the maximum. I would love the world outside of India to love it as I do”.
Sabyasachi and Louboutin have been very good friends for many years. Sabyasachi said this about the collaboration: “India has been at the heart of luxury since the age of the Maharajas. Working with Christian revisits that couture tradition, connecting our handicrafts with his eclectic point of view to create bespoke delights for cultural magpies”.
You can get your hands on these limited-edition pieces starting October 11th at select Christian Louboutin stores, at luxury retailers Harrod’s and Bergdorf Goodman, as well as online at www.christianlouboutin.com.