Accessory Saturday|Alexandre Birman Fall 2015 Collection

by Charlotte Smith

Sometimes it takes a man’s touch to make you feel sexy and many of the most hankered after shoe designers are men. I have to admit that I own a least one pair of shoes by these men and now I have a new infatuation with Alexandre Birman. I have been on the pursuit for a pair of sexy new shoes and the Brazilian shoe designer has the sensual gene in his blood and comes from a family of South American Cobblers. High heels are for dancing and I found new shoes to samba in.

BIRMAN SHOES - SKETCH CAMPORA Laritta’s I was raised in a shoe factory — and that’s not marketing, that’s the true story of my life,” he often says of his upbringing.

  Accessory Round Up | Alexandre Birman Fall 2015 Collection

Alexandre Birman was bound to create beautiful, handcrafted shoes. A native of Brazil, Birman was born into a family that has dominated the South American footwear market since the 1970’s. He designed his first shoe at the age of 12. In the spring of 2008, Birman launched his namesake Alexandre Birman collection, which focused on luxury, femininity, and sophistication. The collection was entirely created by hand from luxurious, imported raw materials and exotic reptile skins reminiscent of his Brazilian roots. The beautiful handcrafted designs quickly landed him a designer profile in VOGUE. Alexandre Birman was newly inducted as a new member of the CFDA – Council of Fashion Designers of America in June of 2013.

There is nothing sexier then something strappy made out of leather and some animal skins. The Alexandre Birman Resort 2015 Collection follows the trends for the season, reptile skins, strappy gladiator styles, hippie chic and includes classic styles for the less adventures. Complete with flats, sandals, heels and boots. The collection is as rich in color as Mr. Birman’s homeland Brazil. Who wouldn’t be inspired to create shoes with such a rich history and culture? I wonder if the shoes are name after all his foxy female friends and family? I actually went for a pair of Laritta’s from the Pre-Fall 2014 my ankles are so skinny, but these fit like a glove around my ankles.

Alexandre Birman debuted his Fall 2015 collection at Hotel Le Bristol in Paris. An expansion of the pre collection, Fall 2015 draws strongly from the elegance and unique spirit of the 1970s. Luxe material like crocodile is enhanced with rich colours and tones such as black; pine, cognac and midnight blue, lending the collection an undeniably glamorous feel for the modern woman. If had to choose my favorites from the latest collection I would go for all the clogs, everything with a little fringe and the ankle boots are a must have from the collection.


Illustration by Andrea CÁMPORA

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