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June 22, 2011

Brasilia: Christian Louboutin's Ode to Oscar Niemeyer

By Sarah Smith | Fashion


Red leather soles have arrived in Brasilia, where Christian Louboutin opened his second boutique in Brasil on June 21. Inside the Shopping Iguatemi complex and designed by New York architect Eric Clough, the structure is an ode to Oscar Niemeyer and Frank Lloyd Wright; the entire corner façade is covered in tiny, uncoated copper tiles that have been hand-etched with images inspired by the two legendary architects' designs. Though presently sparkling and brilliant red, the tiles will eventually oxidize and turn a deep emerald green, evolving with the goods in the store. Inside the boutique, the décor is pure Louboutin with acrylic displays, niche walls, reclaimed tin panels and hand-blown glass chandeliers that will highlight the men's and women's new winter shoe and handbag collections. At Shin Cuadra, Calle 4, Lago Norte; christianlouboutin.com.

Photo Christian Louboutin