Saigon Socialite takes liberty in translating the timeless beauty of ancient Vietnamese wood art through the lens of modern luxury. “Our developmental efforts took over 33 months of investment in program construction and community collaboration to make this product accessible to the world. We’ve maintained a carefully curated-process throughout the making of each pair of shoes. No two pairs of shoes are alike. It takes 18 days to translate the artistic abilities of each of our individual wood carving artisans into beautiful wearable art. The ancient art of pagoda woodcrafting in Vietnam stretches back over 1000 years but is today in decline due displacements from prefabrications.” The collection is a fusion of ancient symbols found in traditional art combined with a modern sensibility for comfort.