Luxury, ethics and quality play an equal part in the fashion industry. The designer Lanvy Nguyen believes in ever changing trend in fashion industry, creating stylish and opulent consumer goods with socially responsible and transparent practice. She is the founder of her company called Fashion4Freedom, which is Vietnam’s first supply chain to marry those values. Therefore, her company “Fashion4Freedom’s” high-end brand called “Saigon Socialite” includes jewelry, business dress for men and fashionable clothing for women, but maybe the most exceptional is its footwear line, comprising of wedged shoes that are as much exhibit-worthy as they are wearable. However, each pair has a beautiful leather top and a wooden base, with a stunning 3-inch front platform and incredible 6-inch heel that’s carved with techniques based on Vietnam’s ancient Imperial and Pagoda wood art.
Further, this beautiful handiwork is envisioned to preserve the traditional crafts that are gradually fading in the wake of the globalized contemporary economy, paying homage to the country’s cultural heritage with a cautious modern spin. The shoes production time is 18 to 22 days, involving multiple artisans who specialize in wood-crafting, leather-crafting, cobbling, and lacquering. Moreover, during the course of the manufacturing process, nothing is unused and shoe samples are donated to orphanages, and the leftovers of materials are given to local schools. Hence, Fashion4Freedom also imparts the methods and supply chain model to women in local villages, given that skill to help get them out of poverty. Though, the intricate shoes and other fashionable items are striking to behold, but even more so with the knowledge of the ethos they represent. If you like the efforts of designer, then you have a chance to purchase your own pair on Etsy.