Louis Vuitton Artifice Sandal

Louis Vuitton Artifice Sandals Collection


Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2011 womenswear collection was decadence and lavishness in it’s purest. Beyond the instant visual impact as the models walked down the runway, each piece they wore and carried – from ready-to-wear to the bags, shoes and accessories – revealed richness and intricacy of detail, testifying to the savoir-faire of the Louis Vuitton ateliers.

In keeping with the sensual mood of the collection, this season’s shoes are high sandals which sensually reveal the feet with slender straps in glossy patent leather, combined with touches of suede, lizard or satin. Here, too, detail is key – the lacquered heels on some of the pieces come adorned with 1920’s flapper-style fringes or in the shape of animal legs encrusted with strass and crystal.

Aptly named Artifice, these “artificial” shoes are the product of Marc Jacob’s over-the-top decorated references. “Basically, I didn’t want anything natural,” he said. “I wanted everything overly stylized.”

Artifice Strap Sandal in Patent Calf Leather

Colors: Noir, Burgundy
Height: 4 inches
Price: US$690
Louis Vuitton Artifice Sandal
The simplest of the bunch, the Artifice Strap Sandal in Patent Calf Leather is very wearable with it’s elegant thin straps. These sandals come in glossy patent calf leather inspired by Chinese lacquer. It has padded insock for enhanced comfort, has leather sole and features a golden Louis Vuitton plaque on the back of the heel.

Artifice Ankle Strap Sandal in Satin

Colors: Marine, Prune
Height: 4.4 inches
Price: US$1540
Louis Vuitton Artifice Sandal
Taking references from the 1920’s influence of the ready-to-wear collection, the gorgeous Artifice Ankle Strap Sandal in Satin features an extraordinary zebra-stripe flapper-style fringed heels that is meticulously beaded by hand, and sexily reveal the foot with its slender satin straps.

Artifice Sandal in Patent and Suede Calf Leather

Colors: Noir, Fuchsia
Height: 4.4 inches
Price: US$1470
Louis Vuitton Artifice Sandal
Reflecting the glamorous mood of Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection, the amazing Artifice Sandal in Patent and Suede Calf Leather feature hand-lacquered, strass-encrusted stiletto heels in the shape of a giraffe’s leg and sensually reveals the foot with their slim lace-up straps.

Artifice Lace-up Sandal in Lizard Leather

Colors: Gold
Height: 4.4 inches
Price: US$1470
Louis Vuitton Artifice Sandal
It’s basically almost the same pair as above which features hand-lacquered, strass-encrusted stiletto heels inspired by a giraffe’s leg, but these time, the sexy thin straps are made from luxurious Lizard leather.

Artifice Wedge Sandal in Patent and Suede Calf Leather

Colors: Noir, Noir/Marine, Orange
Height: 4.4 inches
Price: US$1620
Louis Vuitton Artifice Sandal
These are my favorite. The Artifice Wedge Sandal in Patent and Suede Calf Leather is savagely unique. The hand-lacquered, strass-encrusted heels in the shape of a tiger’s paw kind of reminds me of the Inverted Heels that Marc Jacobs made back in 2008.

Artifice Ankle Strap Sandal in Mix Patchwork

Colors: Jaune, Fuchsia
Height: 4.4 inches
Price: US$1540
Louis Vuitton Artifice Sandal
These stunning platform sandals in a rich patchwork of materials ( features an extraordinarily unique heel with a zebra motif covered in satin. The slender straps sexily reveals the foot. Bold colors, very striking!

The Artifice Sandal collection is set to be available in Louis Vuitton stores (that carry footwear) starting March 2011.


• Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2011 Ad Campaign
Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2011 Bag Names and Prices
Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2011 Womenswear Collection

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