Anyone familiar with the work of Azzedine Alaïa knows the Tunisian couturier had mastered the art of creating for the female form. Thanks to an education in sculpture from École des Beaux-Arts, his understanding of a woman’s body was unparalleled and took Paris by storm in the 1980s.
Azzedine Alaïa and Naomi Campbell
Unlike most designers who would indulge in prints and embellish the surface, Alaïa favored the intricate nature of manipulating fabrics which gave rise to his iconic bodycon silhouette and the laser-cut technique, a signature of the house that has endured for decades. The artistry and workmanship of the designer lives on in Editions, a collection of everyday essentials respectfully recreated from the archives between 1981 and 2017, the Azzedine way.
Women who invest in Alaïa are aware they are buying heirloom pieces that stand the test of time. If you are truly looking for a timeless piece that you can pass down to future generations, we recommend Alaïa all the way.
On your arm
Nothing makes a statement like an Alaïa bag with the laser-cut perforations that can be recognized instantly by the discerning eye. These perforated masterpieces are handcrafted with the finest leather. From essential leather totes to playful bucket bags, each bag is a work of art.
On your frame
Alaïa’s iconic laser-cut detail is not just restricted to their leather accessories. Translating their signature to ready-to-wear, Alaïa features a nude flared dress with a geometric motif for the cuts. The laser-cut detailing of the Kalimba dress makes for a perfect cocktail hour addition.
On the waist
After over a year of waist-up dressing, belts are returning to their former glory. Opt for a waist-cinching corset belt by Alaïa. The sand bustier has laser-cut details with the label’s signature ‘Vienne’ motif, which evokes the intricate architecture of the French commune it’s named after. Style them with a neutral dress or a crisp white button-down and some cool denim.
On your feet
The gladiator style black sandals crafted out of laser-cut strips of black suede are best paired with minidresses. Looking for the perfect holiday sandal? The Alaïa slides will keep you cool and comfortable on countless resort getaways. Wear them with a dress, shorts or ankle length pants to let the details do the talking.
A wardrobe hero in every sense, Alaïa’s signature pieces will remain a style staple in closets through generations.
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