Making Louboutin

A few months ago I was in Naples for a rare occasion to visit one of the factories that make men’s shoes for Christian Louboutin. I love to witness the making of things, in particular when it comes to handmade stuff.

In the past few days the official Louboutin Homme Instagram account is showcasing some of the pics I took at the factory. Seeing those wise hands at work, in the act of transforming those precious materials into pure beauty, makes me live once again those wonderful days. And understand why #CLLovesNapoli.

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Visit to Lasvit

Some more images from the Lasvit press trip to Bohemia for Cool Hunting.

Glass blowing

Glass blowing

The factory in Novy Bor

The factory in Novy Bor

The factory in Novy Bor

The factory in Novy Bor

Cutting and finishing

Cutting and finishing

Cutting and finishing

Cutting and finishing

Blowing Arik Levy's Jar

Blowing Arik Levy’s Jar

Blowing Arik Levy's Jar

Blowing Arik Levy’s Jar

Blowing Arik Levy's Jar

Blowing Arik Levy’s Jar

Blowing Arik Levy's Jar

Blowing Arik Levy’s Jar

Arik Levy's Jar

Arik Levy’s Jar

Color tests for Jar by Arik Levy

Color tests for Jar by Arik Levy

Arik Levy presenting Jar

Arik Levy presenting Jar

Arik Levy's Jar

Arik Levy’s Jar

Arik Levy's Jar tests

Arik Levy’s Jar tests

Arik Levy's Jar tests

Arik Levy’s Jar tests

Arik Levy showing possible finishings for his Jar

Arik Levy showing possible finishings for his Jar

Glass ingredients

Glass ingredients

Moulds archives

Moulds archives

Moulds archives

Moulds archives

Moulds archives

Moulds archives

Moulds archives

Moulds archives

Mould making

Mould making

Maurizio Galante

Maurizio Galante

Plisse by Maurizio Galante

Plisse by Maurizio Galante

Plisse by Maurizio Galante

Plisse by Maurizio Galante

Plisse by Maurizio Galante

Plisse by Maurizio Galante

Plisse by Maurizio Galante

Plisse by Maurizio Galante

Working on Plisse by Maurizio Galante

Working on Plisse by Maurizio Galante

The moulds for Plisse by Maurizio Galante

The moulds for Plisse by Maurizio Galante

The moulds for Plisse by Maurizio Galante

The moulds for Plisse by Maurizio Galante

The moulds for Plisse by Maurizio Galante

The moulds for Plisse by Maurizio Galante

The moulds for Plisse by Maurizio Galante

The moulds for Plisse by Maurizio Galante

The moulds for Plisse by Maurizio Galante

The moulds for Plisse by Maurizio Galante

Maurizio Galante

Maurizio Galante

Novy Bor

Novy Bor