Ivy Kirzhner is one of the youngest creative leaders in the contemporary footwear landscape. She began her career at the age of 20 after graduating summa cum laude in accessories design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Ivy went on to design for and successfully launch over 25 domestic and international contemporary footwear brands over the past decade. Spring 2013, Ivy's illustrious career culminated in the launch of an eponymous footwear collection, featuring her signature cloissoné metalwork detailing on heels and platforms, exotic leather fabrications, and bold architectural ornamentation of fine Austrian crystal and 18K-gold plated hardware. The opulent detailing is contained in elegantly streamlined silhouettes that are surprisingly effortless to wear. The Ivy Kirzhner line combines a distinctly exotic, glamorous yet youthfully modern take on contemporary-luxury footwear. As a Philippine-born and New York City-bred American designer who routinely travels through Europe and Asia, Ivy's eclectic worldview manifests itself within her aesthetic and creative designs, which fuse elements of timeless luxury with a nod to historic iconography and world antiquities. A multifaceted creative soul, Ivy is also an accomplished photographer, musician, writer and illustrator. Ivy Kirzhner is founder of the fashion art house Saint & Libertine New York. Ivy resides in New York City and works internationally. [+]