Originally a hit in New York City's fashion scene, shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo's star is now rising across North America. His potent, sharp, and sophisticated styles appeal to men and women. Rather than slavishly copying other fashion designers, Ingelmo has succeeded in producing a shoe line that's completely original and distinctive.
About Alejandro Ingelmo
Behind every great shoe is a master craftsman. This holds especially true in Alejandro Ingelmo's case, where diverse influences give birth to previously unimagined shoes. Ingelmo is largely inspired by two geographic influences: New York City and Cuba. Here, the attention catching, powerhouse aura of the Big Apple combines with traditional Cuban designs that are alluring and exotic. The artist built his early successes largely by taking custom orders, and then shaping the footwear in his own mind with gentle nudges from clients.
Today, he continues to take custom requests. Since 2006, when he opened his first boutique, following a family tradition, Alejandro Ingelmo's shoes have made it into some of New York's finest markets, as well as upscale online retailers.
Popular Shoe Designs
Although Ingelmo's shoes are crafted for both genders, his shoes for women have gained the most acclaim. These models take high heels and platforms to a whole new level. The Allegria and Angie lines, for instance, balance a forceful look with attentive female curves. The imposing Terminator takes these features to their extreme. Most Ingelmo designs bear cooler shades: black, gray, lavender, and copper. This technique emphasizes the shape over the hue.
For men, Ingelmo's designs also employ subtle colors. Sneakers like the Alex, Mercer, and Toby marry comfort and creativity. These styles are designed to communicate their owner's quiet authority, at work or on the street. Though the men's line lacks anything as domineering as the Terminator, these shoes are equally powerful in their confident masculinity.
Look for Alejandro Ingelmo styles to grow in popularity, extending their reach beyond New York. These shoes welcome back an elegant, authoritative fashion sense, marking a clear departure from the casual and flashy.