Alexandre Birman was destined to create beautiful, handcrafted shoes. A native of Brazil, Birman was born into a family that has dominated the South American footwear market since the 1970’s.
“I was raised in a shoe factory and that’s not marketing, that’s the true story of my life,” he often says of his upbringing.
He designed his first shoe at the age of 12, which was the very beginning of an illustrious career in the family business for Alexandre.
In the spring of 2008, 32-year old Birman launched his namesake Alexandre Birman collection, which focused on luxury, femininity, and sophistication. The collection was entirely created by hand from luxurious, imported raw materials and exotic reptile skins reminiscent of his Brazilian roots. Alexandre Birman was also recently inducted into the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) in June of 2013.