Behind The Handpainting

ALEPEL supports the local community by collaborating with artists and using their talent and skills to bring every ALEPEL piece to life. Each ALEPEL artist has their specific affinity for concepts, patterns, and designs and, therefore, each ALEPEL shoe is designed with an artist’s abilities in mind.

The hand-painting process is a complex and exquisite process, whereby ALEPEL founder and designer Adriana Epelboim-Levy designs and fabricates each pattern. Subsequently a sampling process begins where each artist renders the pattern onto the shoe. The pattern is truly brought to life by the artists’ hand and, often, the pattern takes on the spirit of the artist’s work in the painting.