Accessory Designer, Alejandro Ingelmo, debuted his first women's shoe collection in Fall/Winter 2006. Working out of his Soho-based studio in Manhattan, Ingelmo mingles the Cuban influences of his heritage with a directional New York edge.
After finding initial success with his women's line, Ingelmo set forth on the addition of a men's shoe collection to launch in Spring/Summer 2007 and the demand was immediate. "AI's" quickly developed a cult following among editors and celebrities who were captivated by his classic silhouettes in exotic materials.
In 2008, Alejandro was one of the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Top Ten candidates and has been nominated in both 2009 and 2011 for the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.