Christian Louboutin brings Indian craftsmanship and embroideries to the world with an exclusive collaboration

Christian Louboutin launches a collection of women’s and men’s shoes and small leather goods created of handcrafted sari fabrics from the archives of his close friend, Indian couture designer Sabyasachi.

“Indian handicraft is the best of the best in the world. The luxuriance of Indian workmanship is to the maximum. We would love the world outside of India to love it as i do,” said Christian Louboutin.

With Christian Louboutin, the story is always a fairytale sprinkled with magic. In this true story, a chance meeting between the two designers in Sabyasachi’s Mumbai boutique lead to an immediate connection ignited by their boundless creativity and shared 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.

Featured in the exclusive collection are just shy of a dozen Women’s shoe styles, including 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.

The Piloutin, an evening bag designed to look like a precious pillow, was created from incredible Sabyasachi sari ribbons collection. As a declaration of love to the glamorous Bollywood actresses dressed in Sabyasachi, an adora ble Poupette handbag charm was created to complement the bags, adorned with embroidered ribbons and crystals.

Discover the collection here.