Louboutin and Sabyasachi Team up once more to Set the Cat­walks on Fire!

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The Sabyasachi cou­ture show in New Delhi was com­ple­mented by a strik­ing col­lec­tion of women’s and men’s shoes and bags, cre­ated in col­lab­o­ra­tion with French de­signer Chris­tian Louboutin. The de­sign­ers’ sec­ond col­lab­o­ra­tion, (the first was for Sabyasachi’s ‘Bater’ show last July) was an­other mas­ter­ful amal­ga­ma­tion of Parisian and In­dian style and crafts­man­ship. The col­lec­tion of shoes and bags was crafted us­ing unique ma­te­ri­als in­clud­ing cork, leather, and raf­fia, with adorn­ments rang­ing from in­tri­cate em­broi­dery to hard­ware in the form of beads and Louboutin’s sig­na­ture spikes in vary­ing sizes.

Women’s Shoes

The ‘Louloudance’, a pop­u­lar plat­form style with an an­kle strap, was re­al­ized in a vari­a­tion of re­gal colours and ma­te­ri­als with a con­trast­ing gold lamé pip­ing. Com­bi­na­tions of Sweet Char­ity bows,

em­broi­dery or spikes adorned the 140mm heel, cre­at­ing a pow­er­ful tow­er­ing sil­hou­ette on the run­way. Mean­while, the ‘Gyp­sosan­dal’ walked the cat­walk in cus­tom metal­lic fin­ishes for the show: plat­inum, gold and sil­ver. Clas­sic styles such as the ‘Privé’ ap­peared in op­u­lent black vel­vet with bur­gundy ac­cents, while the gold and black ver­sion fea­tured hall­mark Sabyasachi em­broi­dery, clearly stamp­ing the union of the two de­sign­ers with ce­les­tial charm. An­other clas­sic, ‘Brodiza’, ap­peared in spe­cial edi­tions for the cou­ture show; two satin op­tions, as well as three em­broi­dered leather vari­a­tions. ‘Tuc­topen’ and spe­cially-made open toe booty ‘Tuc­to­boot, ’marked their pres­ence strongly with baroque em­broi­dery in black, gold and bright pink evok­ing a vintage look with a re­bel­lious per­son­al­ity. ‘Fifi’ in a 140mm heel tow­ered clas­si­cally in a state­ment ver­sion with a pot­pourri of pearls and spikes on a mini glit­ter base. Play­ing with dif­fer­ent heel heights, the em­bel­lished ‘Girls­best­friend’ with hand-placed baguette crys­tals was spe­cially cre­ated in three vari­a­tions – flats, 100mm heel and plat­forms, with the plat­forms play­fully adorned in em­broi­dery, mini spikes and fringed sil­ver chains.

Men’s Shoes

The men’s shoes were adorned in Sabyasachi ate­lier’s sig­na­ture em­broi­dery on a va­ri­ety of men’s slipon loafers. From rich vel­vets with in­tri­cate em­broi­dery mo­tifs, to mus­tard with ac­cents of spikes, the men’s col­lec­tion of­fered styles for many oc­ca­sions. ‘Dyn­odent’ stood tall with Juras­sic spikes, while ‘Tas­silo’ moved in beat with the live band.


The cap­sule col­lec­tion of bags, cre­ated for the col­lab­o­ra­tion for the first time, fea­tured iconic styles such as the ‘Eloise’ and ‘Triloubi’ in deca­dent ma­te­ri­als of nappa leather, suede and pony jux­ta­posed with pop­corn spikes and ac­cented with floral em­broi­dery from the house of Sabyasachi. The ‘Paloma Clutch’ in suede pony art­fully em­broi­dered in a floral bird de­sign and height­ened with em­bel­lish­ment and hard­ware, com­ple­mented the cou­ture pieces of the evening. ‘Sweety Char­ity’ ref­er­enc­ing the Fall/win­ter 2016 Tudor theme was con­structed in new ma­te­ri­als with long fringes to add a play of move­ment.

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