Azzedine Alaïa's love of fashion began at an early age; studying sculpture at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Tunis and working as a dressmaker to help pay for school supplies. The enigmatic Tunisian designer moved to Paris in 1957, gaining experience at Christian Dior, Guy Laroche and Thierry Mugler before opening his first atelier in the 70s. Synonymous with luxury and craftsmanship, Alaïa has the ability to emphasize structure and represents fashion at its purest. Reimagined with the label's signature laser-cutting technique, Alaïa shoes are crafted in Italy and strike the perfect balance between classic and contemporary. Expect cut-out panels, lace-up fastenings and peep toes.