Alejandro Ingelmo is a name that is gaining more and more resonance in the fashion industry with each season that passes by. For the spring summer season of 2011 the New York based shoe designer, who is often compared with some of the most well known shoe designers of the moment, has prepared a wonderful selection of stunning shoes that match the impressions and expectations set by the most ardent critics proving and highlights his impressive heritage.
Taking a very superficial glance at the designer’s spring summer 2011 shoe collection we can immediately tell that if the collection had a motto ‘go big or go home’ would probably describe it the best. Ski-high ‘Spider’ heels are undoubtedly the trademark of the collection being preferred by the designer due to the technical qualities it has that enable him to unleash his boundless creativity.
Following geometric principles strictly, the collection has a subtle futuristic vibe attached to it, being a wonderful reflection of some of the season’s main fashion trends.
Luxurious and modern the shoes skillfully combine various high quality materials such as snakeskin, pony hair or suede that raise the standards of the collection even more.
Stilettos pumps, peep toe booties, platforms and wedges were just some of the shoe styles endorsed by the collection. Each shoe style has different touches that add uniqueness to the designs. Multiple straps, snakeskin and leather combos, zippers or buckles are just some of the details used to to create a stronger visual impact. Simple and elegant, the shoe style are relatively discreet yet incredibly eye-catching at the same time.
Even though combining different textures is one of important aspects that gives originality and uniqueness to the collection, minimalistic designs can also be found. Classic and versatile, these shoes can be well adapted to a variety of outfits. The color palette built around black, white and other neural hues increases the possibilities offered even more.
Although the emphasis on comfort is minimal to say the least, the collection also features wedges that have a noticeable gladiator inspiration, a thing that makes the entire collection more eclectic. Even though the collection might create the impression that the designer is all about elegance and refinement we may soon be able to see a collection of women sneakers from the designer.
Photo coutesy of Alejandro Ingelmo