The two iconic designers have announced the launch of a very special collection of shoes. French luxury designer Christian Louboutin joined forces with Indian haute couture designer – and Bollywood favourite – Sabyasachi Mukherjee to create a limited edition collection of footwear.
The exclusive collection consists of 15 designs for women and four for men created using sarees and ribbons from Mukherjee’s atelier archive – cut-offs which have been kept and treasured – making each pair totally original and totally unique.
Women’s shoe styles includes an exquisite thigh-high boot crafted with delicate leather strips designed to harness and highlight the leg. Aptly named Tall and Deep, a very few pairs will be available worldwide as an exclusive, made-to-measure item.
For men, Louboutin chose to revisit select iconic styles from his collections. The Dandelion loafer received the Sabyasachi magic touch with an embroidered toe-cap recalling traditional Indian wedding shoes while Louis Junior is transformed into an incredibly rich patchwork of motifs and colours.
The Piloutin, an evening bag designed to look like a precious pillow, was created from Sabyasachi sari ribbons collection. As a declaration of love to the glamorous Bollywood actresses dressed in Sabyasachi, an adorable Poupette handbag charm was created to complement the bags, adorned with embroidered ribbons and crystals, said a statement.
The collection will launch exclusively at Harrods, next Thursday October 11, and then will be available at eight locations, including Bergdorf Goodman beginning October 17 and the Christian Louboutin boutique in West Hollywood beginning on October 20.