The travels of Louis Vuitton are invitations to dream of faraway places… yet, at times, our roots are our greatest inspiration. Ah, Paris! This Spring-Summer 2012 is when Louis Vuitton gazes upon the timeless French capital, land of languid gardens and lively terraces. The shoe collection has all the discreet chic and sparkling femininity of those lithesome Parisian dames and demoiselles.
Designed for a walk along the sweet sophistication of city streets, our shoe collection is a complete summer wardrobe in itself. From extra-low to ultra-high, it contains every look for a sophisticated woman, each created with the House’s savoir-faire in excellence. Every model is made in the shoe workshops of Fiesso d’Artico, Italy, and designed as part of a never-ending quest for technical innovation. “Here, tradition is revealed through modernity; this commitment to excellence that is expressed through an absolute unders- tanding of leather, the full spectrum of techniques applied to the act of creation, from automated cutting to hand-finishing.” says Yves Carcelle, CEO, Louis Vuitton.
The collection is fresh, ripe, and cool, bringing together all the iconic signs of the House in sunny splendour. Heart print is on summery flats, flip-flops find themselves in acid-toned leather with rope platform soles and a golden buckle. Wedge sneakers and riding boots embossed calfskin suede in sandy shades, exuding easy chic. Platform pumps are topped with a bow and take on summer’s textures of brightly coloured satin and rope. Derby shoes and loafers opt for sober tones, while patent leather pumps unabashedly dazzle in brilliant lemon and purple.
As the evening wanes to the wee hours, the Parisian chooses the glamour of black and blue sequins or dizzying, gold-trimmed pumps, her favourite footwear of her nocturnal flights of fancy.
Ballerina in Silk, Sandal in Baby Goat Suede Leather
Thong in Patent Calf Leather, Open-toe Pump in Satin
Pump in Patent Calf Leather, Open-toe Pump in Patent Calf Leather
Wedge Sandal in Silk
Boot in Canvas and Suede Calf Leather, Wedge Sneaker in Canvas and Suede Calf Leather
Open-toe Pump in Sequins, Strap Pump in Nubuck Calf Leather
Images via Louis Vuitton