One glance at the Ivy Kirzhner collection and you are immediately captivated by the intricate detail, flawless quality and structural beauty that each piece possesses. Within our mesmerized state it left our senses hungry for more than just the aesthetic of the collection, but the designer behind these footwear gems, who has created a world where shoe fairy godmothers actually do exist…well meet the woman behind it all, shoe designer, Ivy Kirzhner.
Scroll below for a more info including a montage captured by Photographer Diego Villarreal, as my sister; TK Quann and I document an intimate and exclusive studio visit with Ivy Kirzhner.
“For over a decade, Ivy Kirzhner has long served as one of the youngest creative leaders and veterans in the contemporary and designer footwear landscape. A native New Yorker with an irreverent obsession with multi-cultural aesthetic and eclecticism, Ivy first cultivated her artistic genius and technical prowess at the prestigious New York City “FAME” School – Fiorello H. LaGuardia School of Music & Art and Performance Arts before graduating Summa Cum Laude with the highest honors at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, majoring in Footwear and Accessories Design. The next decade was concentrated on successfully designing, rebranding and launching dozens of contemporary and designer footwear labels, serving as Creative Director and Head Designer of Footwear for BCBG MaxAzria, Herve Leger, Dolce Vita, VC Signature for Vince Camuto to name a few. In 2012, Ivy launched her eponymous designer footwear label IVY KIRZHNER NEW YORK and established the Saint & Libertine New York design house with headquarters located at the heart of SoHo, New York City.
For two consecutive years, Ivy Kirzhner has been honored as one of the Top 20 Directional Footwear Designers of 2013 and 2014 by Women’s Wear Daily and Footwear News.”
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Ivy Kirzhner footwear is available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols London, Printemps Paris, Nordstrom Salon, Level Shoe District Dubai, Saks Middle East, Harvey Nichols Istanbul, Harvey Nichols Hong Kong, Shoescribe, Solestruck and other prestigious specialty retailers worldwide.”
*Bio via IvyKirzhner.com