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Reincarnated Soles

LanVy Nguyen

Indochina embodies the regional fusion of history, culture and art.

Fashion4Freedom designs products that preserve cultural identity, sustain artistic livelihoods and pay homage to historical traditions.

After enduring centuries of transformation, the craft of Pagoda wood art is quickly and quietly becoming extinct, as are the villages and artisans that rely on its economy. The concept to resurrect Vietnam’s lost craft of Imperial and Pagoda wood art is inspired by the fading number of hands that carve the spiritual soul of Vietnam.

Just as wood is never completely motionless, expanding and contracting with changes in humidity and temperature, craftsman also must adapt to this movement by accepting its organic nature. After 18 days nourished in the hands of artisans, our reincarnated soles are born.

Fashion4Freedom takes liberty in translating the timeless beauty of ancient Vietnamese wood art through the lens of modern luxury to create a beautiful representation of Indochina’s rich history of art and culture

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