Created using traditional techniques and local artisanal know-how, the PORTUGABA is Christian Louboutin’s homage to Portugal, his second home and long-time source of inspiration. Bright colors express the sunny optimism of a country and a people so loved by the designer, their stories are woven into its very fabric.
From the painted Azulejos style beads that adorn its handles, to the fringing and the intricate raised puxados motifs covering the panels that make up its body, every single component of the bag has been meticulously made by hand meaning that each Louboutin piece has a unique design. Combining form function and timeless style, the PORTUGABA has all the makings of an ideal summer tote.
“If you can’t make it to Portugal, let a piece of Portugal come to you”
This season, Maison Christian Louboutin delivers its new version of the tote, highlighting the Portuguese craftsmanship and their meticulous savoir-faire for precious details. The handmade PORTUGABA, crafted in white canvas, features woolen fringes, multicolored embroidery, traditional ceramic beads and a CL coat of arms.
All are inspired by traditional costumes and typical Portuguese handmade art, and all is laid out on the wide U-shape. Practical and functional, its removable shoulder strap allows shoulder wear or, with its two handles, carried by hand. This bag is a true example of Portugal’s art and design.
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Meet also the Portuguese inspired shoes. The Vieira sneaker is covered in satin crepe printed with Azulejos, inspired by Portuguese ceramic tiles, and filled with signature details of the design brand, Maison Christian Louboutin.
The Spetsos flat sandal finds inspiration in Portugal’s typical azulejos.
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