Is Alexandre Birman a sneakerhead? The designer said sneakers are his favorite staple.
It’s actually not all that surprising, given that Birman is a serious athlete. He recently completed another Ironman competition — one of many — in Brazil.
Sneakers are not exactly the focus of his resort ’16 collection, of course. High-heeled strappy styles and lace-up booties with stunning ankle-wrap details are more like it. The Clarita, a celebrity favorite, gets a standout update with both multicolored snakeskin and embellishments.
Here, Birman takes on the FN 3.
1. How many pairs do you personally own?
“About 100 [pairs] in my personal collection. My go-tos are always sneakers, including Lanvin, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Prada and Gucci.”
2. Heels or flats on a woman?
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“I prefer the look of heels, but a woman should wear whatever she is is comfortable and feels most confident in.”
3. If you were a shoe, what shoe would you be?
“I think I would be a classic sandal, like Clarita, the best to be used forever in any location.”
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