Ballet flats, stilettos, ankle boots. And, again, wedges and moccasins: Alexander Birman’s for shoes, beautiful and handcrafted, a deep and rooted passion. After all, it could not have been otherwise given that the Brazilian designer’s family leads one of the largest and best-known footwear companies in South America.

With its name, now synonymous with luxury, Alexander Birmana combines classic shapes and exotic leathers, bold designs and new materials. An attitude that is also found in the choice of location to present the SS 2017 collection: the refined elegance of a Milanese neoclassical courtyard. Among the pure lines of the niches, gables and columns, here is the perfect place to set up a luxuriant garden and bring out the creativity of a 12-inch artist. Thanks to Mattia Iotti for the splendid images.