13 posts tagged "Alejandro Ingelmo"
Kenny Scharf, known for his vivid, cartoonish paintings, installations, and sculptures (you may have seen his work, Squirtz, on view outside The Standard hotel), was one of the first talents to bring street culture into mainstream contemporary art. So it’s fitting that in celebration of his new show, Kolors, which opens at Paul Kasmin Gallery tonight, Scharf has teamed up with accessories designer Alejandro Ingelmo to create a pair of streetwise high-tops. “I like to make people take a second look at something they think is familiar, and draw out imperfections, which, to me, is the real beauty,” the artist told Style.com. The his and hers kicks are offered in black, white, and slate, and feature one of the artist’s signature monster drawings. With three eyes and a few missing teeth, Scharf’s bright red creature—which he created specifically for the collaboration—is indeed imperfect. But that’s what makes him, and the shoes, so endearing.
Alejandro Ingelmo x Kenny Scharf’s shoes are priced between $395 and $450, and are available now at the Paul Kasmin Shop and on www.edition01.com. Kolors is on view at the Paul Kasmin Gallery through May 4.
New York fashion week officially kicks off in a week and a half, and in preparation, we’ve been running around the city sneak previewing several of the new Fall ’13 collections. At a recent studio visit with up-and-comer Sally LaPointe
Sally LaPointe’s Fall ’13 show will take place February 8, at 11:00 a.m., at Pier 57 in New York.
Label: Alejandro Ingelmo
Need to know: Alejandro Ingelmo has gained a reputation for sky-high platforms that have become staple shoes in the closets of stylish girls. But for Spring 2013, the shoe designer went a different route. Chunky heels were swapped out for sleek, pointy-toed stilettos in iridescent metallics and neons. His signature attention to geometry was still there, though—think suede and python cage heels with origami-esque cutouts. If you’re only in the market for one new shoe a season, good luck trying to narrow it down here.
He says: “There is a new kind of sexiness here,” the designer said moments before his presentation. “You have to experiment and look at things at a different angle, because ultimately there are other ways to draw attention to feet without the shoes being super-high.”
Where to find it: Alejandro Ingelmo in Soho, 51 Wooster St., NYC.
“I like to think of it as a sneaker you would take on a camping trip somewhere in Utah,” says footwear designer Alejandro Ingelmo about the latest iteration of his Josh sneaker. Come again? The sneaks are trimmed in beaver fur, a new material for the designer. “You wouldn’t really go camping,” Ingelmo admits. “I was set on the idea of taking a classic silhouette and making it something a little more luxe.”
The Josh fur sneaker, $795, available exclusively at Alejandro Ingelmo, 51 Wooster St., NYC, (646) 692-8184.
Alejandro Ingelmo is certainly not the first designer to get on the fashion sneaker bandwagon—names like Isabel Marant, Y-3, and Marc Jacobs come to mind. But the Cuban footwear aficionado is making moves when it comes to his best-selling Toby low-top sneaker, which, up until now, was only made for his male clientele. Following high demand from the ladies who love his line, Ingelmo is offering a more feminine version of the design. Feast your eyes on the Toby’s latest incarnation, done in a gray leopard velvet with black leather piping (pictured). Conveniently, with croc so hot right now (see today’s In the Mood For), the sneaker also comes in an embossed crocodile velvet, with the same $395 price tag. The Toby hits the designer’s store and Web site in July.