Factory Visit: Christian Louboutin’s Aurelien Production Facility

Exploring the masterful leather production of the acclaimed brand's new sneakers

Tuscany’s international renown stems from its nature and art—the beauty of the hills and the enduring magic of the Renaissance. The crafts of the region are also very well known—leather in particular. But most people are unaware of the level of sophistication and technology that such workmanship involves. Recently we were invited by Christian Louboutin to discover the complex production of Aurelien, the brand’s latest …

Best of CH 2016: Interviews

Talking with some of the most interesting figures, established and emerging, in design and culture

As a journalist, one immediately knows when an interview is going well. There is an understanding, or even connection, between the subject and an interviewer. One’s goal is never to land a quote that makes a point, but to have a substantial dialogue that yields new ideas and truths. Being at the cross of lifestyle and design, our publication allows us to have dialogues with …

Interview: Christian Louboutin

We visit the celebrated designer's Paris studio and get a sneak peek at his new ShoePeaks creation

Being in Christian Louboutin’s Paris studio is overwhelming. We meet Monsieur Christian Louboutin in his museum-like studio (like a tiny Louvre, which, coincidently, is just a few blocks away) for an exclusive preview of ShoePeaks, his latest (and possibly most imaginative) design. It’s a clutch, but it’s much more than that, since it’s a real sculpture and at the same time something organic and surreal, …