We can hardly contain our excitement tonight the great and the good of the fashion industry are set to hit the red carpet for the 2011 CFDA Awards. Well be up bright and early tomorrow morning to bring you all the best dressed pics. And in the meantime wed like to talk about one of this years nominees, Alejandro Ingelmo. The shoe designer, beloved of Beyonce
, Sienna Miller
as well as the ELLE team, is competing with Jason Wu
, Pamela Love
and Eddie Borgo for the Swarovski Accessory Designer of Year Award. We caught up with him award of the ceremony to talk about his heels, his inspiration and his next project...
Where do the ideas for your designs come from?
Inspiration comes from a lot of places I think. You know, architecture really inspires me, the everyday city, looking at women, what theyre wearing, how they walk. I always want there to be a certain type of feeling when a woman wears my shoes so I always try to do that with every shoe I design.
What kind of feeling?
Coming from a Latin background, being surrounded by really strong women is something thats really influenced me. So definitely something sexy, confident. I think that this woman for me is always out there, works, is really secure in who she is and knows theres nothing wrong with being sexy and confident and strong.
Do you have one muse in particular?
Never a person, I never like to just