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12 Dragon Shoes Designed by Saigon Socialite

Designer LanVy Nguyen believes that luxury, quality, and ethics should play equal parts in the fashion industry. Her company called Fashion4Freedom represents Vietnam’s first supply chain to marry those values, creating stylish and opulent consumer goods with socially responsible and transparent practices.

Each pair has a leather top and a wooden base, with a 3-inch front platform and a 6-inch heel that’s carved with techniques based on Vietnam’s ancient Imperial and Pagoda wood art. This handiwork is intended to preserve the traditional crafts that are slowly fading in the wake of the globalized modern economy, paying homage to the country’s cultural heritage with a careful contemporary spin. The shoes take 18-22 days to make, involving multiple artisans who specialize in wood-crafting, leather-crafting, cobbling, and lacquering.

For many women, there’s no such thing as too many shoes. But no matter how many pairs you have in your wardrobe, chances are that you don’t own a pair like this. 

You can purchase your own pair on Etsy.

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