Lines We Love: Aperlai

Aperlai, a high-end shoe line founded by Alessandra Lanvin in 2009 redefines what it means to be empowered by luxury footwear. The brand’s name pays homage to sweet memories of an Ancient Lycian City, near the designers family home. After working as a headhunter in the luxury sector, Alessandra turned to footwear which is where the magic truly started to happened.

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Fast forward to next season, and it’s hard not to think of exotic Summers and ambiguous Islands, when browsing through her SS16 collection. A melange of tropical colors marry themselves to feathers, suede and leather. The entire range is festooned with bold hues, metallics and a variety of textures, which we can only assume is a manifestation of an absolutely perfect heaven.

We’re currently lusting after Aperlai’s Autumn / Winter 2015 collection. With a color palette that boasts rich tones of blood red, midnight navy, dark chocolate and tan, we can safely say that the arctic temperatures will not be keeping our fringe game down. Each piece is crafted with the utmost detail, from a zig-zag rigged heel, to layers of suede fringe perfectly falling in asymmetrical patterns. Oh, and did we mention we adore her well-calculated 14cm heel height? With a strong consciousness of empowering style, and a back bone of luxurious fabrics and leathers, there is definitely one thing we are lusting after this Holiday Season.

About the Author

Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji