Sabyasachi Mukher­jee col­lab­o­rates with Chris­tian Louboutin for shoe col­lec­tion

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French lux­ury de­signer Chris­tian Louboutin an­nounced the launch of an exclusive col­lec­tion of wom­ens and men’s shoes and small leather goods cre­ated of hand-crafted sari fab­rics from the ar­chives of In­dian de­signer Sabyasachi Mukher­jee.

“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,” Louboutin said in a state­ment. The two met in Sabyasachi’s Mum­bai bou­tique and that led to an im­me­di­ate con­nec­tion fol­lowed by shar­ing an ado­ra­tion of In­dia’s cul­ture, ex­quis­ite crafts­man­ship and love of food. “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,” said Sabyasachi. Women’s shoe styles in­clude 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.

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