Informed by the dual nature of the design house's branding philosophies alluded to the young, the restless and the modern, Saint & Libertine footwear fuses New York's utilitarian and masculine edge with the feminine and carefree sensibilities of European design. The opposing combination results in directional footwear that is both modern and organic, current and timeless, and is a true bold fusion of sleek masculinity and effortless femininity. Saint & Libertine New York was founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife creative lifestyle branding specialists: two-time Grammy-nominated art director, photographer and fine artist Alex Kirzhner, and luxury footwear designer and creative director Ivy Kirzhner. Saint & Libertine Footwear is the second lifestyle brand under the design house, with Ivy Kirzhner New York as its flagship luxury label. The design headquarters and showroom is based in SoHo in New York City.