Alja Novak: Lace and Leather

Modern Decor


Using shoe-making skills that have been in her family for generations, Slovenian designer Alja Novak combines modern styling with local materials such as handmade lace from Idrija, a Slovenian town with a three hundred year lace-making tradition, to come up with covetable men’s and women’s shoes and sandals. Novak says her custom-made shoes should be considered as jewels and her latest designs even incorporate Swarovski crystals and 24 carat gold. 

Catching a glimpse of the shoes, which are sold under the brand name A. Viryent, in person may be difficult, the only showroom is in Slovenia, but you can watch an interview with the designer that features some of her fabulous footwear here.

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1 Comment

  1. Sam

    Jun 9, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Love her shoes. I think she is really talented.

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