Where do you get your inspiration? Who is your muse?
Art has always been at the root of our inspirations such as Jackson Pollock, Picasso, Ross Lovegrove or Mondrian for the colours.
I do not have any specific muse. Yet if I had to choose, I would name the Countess of Castiglione, one of the most charismatic and beautiful woman of the 19th century. She represents certain values of Aperlaï such as modernity, avant-gardism, feminism and creativity.
What other materials do you like to work with?
(suede ,metallic, PVC)
In addition to working with noble natural materials like stingray, lizard, crocodile, python, raffia, linen, cotton, and different types of leathers, we like to combine them with new technical and natural materials by new types of PVC, gum, silicone, etc.
Your best seller this A/W?
There are two strong trends in the FW11 collection: the pure graphic style characterized by asymmetries, geometric shapes and mix of textures. In this field, the “Knight” an astonishing graphic knee boot, is absolutely a best seller.
The second trend would is all about the culture of Geisha with its very strong rectangular heels of 140mm high. It is the best seller of this movement.
The adaptation of the traditional loafer Gatsby has also been a great success for AperlaÏ and will definitely be a front runner next season.
What makes a woman stand out?
Allure and charisma; a confident walk.
What we can expect from your New Collection of Spring Summer 2012?
For the SS12 collection, contemporary Art will remain our main inspiration with artists like Victor Horta, Louis Comfort Tiffany. Acid tones, metallic, pastels and color blocks will be very present this summer. In terms of materials, we decided to mix materials such as cotton, line, enlaced straw, PVC, mango…
How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Feminine, graphic, elegant
Please, describe The Box Boutique in 3 words.
Sophisticated, glamorous, daring.
Describe us your perfect Sunday morning outfit, your perfect
Friday night outfit and your perfect work outfit.
My perfect Sunday morning outfit would be Flat Gastby boots + leggings + Alexander Wang knit
My perfect Friday night outfit would be Geisha heels combined with a mini Alaïa dress
My typical work outfit is Gatsby loafers + leather pants + t-shirt
Where is your favorite city in the word?
Tell us one item that you cannot live without.
My MacBook Air!
When you were a child you wanted to be...
A fairy :)
We would like to thank Alessandra for her time and amazing interview :)
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