Designers at Symphony
Aperlai – the luxury accessories line founded in 2009 by Alessandra Lanvin – was named after the ancient Lyian city – a twenty-minute boat ride from Alessandra’s family home. Lanvin inherited her taste for beauty, elegance and charismas from her mother who was a muse to artists such as Salvador Dali. Her refined vision and appreciation of craftsmanship comes from six years working in the luxury industry in Paris. Graphic pure lines, contrasts, asymmetries and essential sophistication are the leitmotivs of Alessandra’s style. Exotic skins such as python, stingray and pony are some of the quality materials adopted in Aperlai’s shoes – which are handcrafted in Italy near Venice. Celebrity fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, Kate Bosworth and Jessica Alba. The ancient Amerindian atmospheres and their landscapes inspired the Spring/Summer 2013 Aperlai collection. Styles such as the Lady Cat to the Leaf, from the Strap to the Amerindien sandal, shapes, colors and textures are full of emotions coming from an exotic world.