Born into a family that has dominated the South American footwear market since the 70s, Alexandre Birman was destined to create beautiful, handcrafted shoes. The Brazilian designed his first shoes at the age of 12, which was just the beginning of his illustrious career. Launched in 2008, the namesake Alexandre Birman collection encapsulated luxury, femininity and sophistication. These handcrafted designs were expertly crafted from luxurious, raw materials and exotic reptile skins, which gave a nod to his Brazilian heritage. Intricate detailing such as cutout panels, contrast texture and splashes of vibrant color give these shoes an artful feel. Look here for heeled sandals, boots and pumps with a contemporary twist.