Introducing: Aigner

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Introducing: Aigner

In the world of luxury fashion, few brands boast a history as rich and timeless as Aigner. 

Two girls dressed in Aigner. Now available at Kidswear collective.
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Hungarian-born Etienne Aigner began his career in Budapest working with leather as a bookbinder. In the 1930s, he and his brother moved to Paris where his talents in bookbinding led him to extend his work into making handbags and belts for the Paris elite. Later training under Cristobel Balenciaga and Christian Dior, both hailed as Kings of Couture, he founded his house in 1965 slowly growing it for over three decades into a global symbol of elegance, sophistication and quality craftsmanship. Primarily known for its luxury leather goods, Aigner combines traditional techniques of creation (35 to 40 per cent of Aigner bags are created near Florence, in a small village called Signia, in the same factory they have worked with for over 30 years) with contemporary designs, catering to the modern consumer while staying true to its heritage.

The Logo

The Aigner horseshoe logo has come to be instantly recognisable and thereby intrinsic to the brand’s identity. The choice of the horseshoe, often seen as a symbol of luck and prosperity in many cultures, subtly associates the Aigner client with such ideals. 

Boy in Aigner top. Now available at Kidswear Collective.
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The Bags

The Aigner Cybill bag stands as a quintessential piece within the world of Aigner and is often repeated and adapted collection after collection. Named after the brand's ambassador, Cybill Shepherd, this iconic handbag features a sleek and structured silhouette that shows off Aigner’s history and mastery in leatherwork. 

Girl in Aigner top. Now available at Kidswear Collective.
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You can shop the Aigner baby and kids collection here at Kidswear Collective.