Alejandro Ingelmo’s rich knowledge of traditional craftsmanship originates directly from his family’s teachings.
With an entrepreneurial spirit inherited by his family's roots in footwear design, Alejandro Ingelmo's legacy dates back to his great grandfather, who was a cobbler in Salamanca, Spain. After going through Cuba, a country whose influences can still be found in Alejandro's works, Ingelmo family stablished in Miami, where Alejandro was raised.
He debuted his first women's shoe collection in Fall/Winter 2006, and after his first succes in the 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. "Al's" quickly developed a cult following among editors and celebrities who were captivated by his classic silhouettes in exotic materials.Imn 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 Accesory Design.
While his construction reflects those techniques passed on to him, Ingelmo consistently reaches for modernity in his silhouettes and finishing details. With the essence of his heritage and innovative technological development, Ingelmo has become known for his exquisitely produced product.