Eva Lai was born in Taipei, Taiwan. After graduating from University and with a passion in fashion, Eva attended London College of Fashion. Graduated in 2006, with her final project, Eva received acclamation as a top ten designer of the year. Shoes have always been Eva’s passion, it is during the year at LCF that Eva discovered her true calling for shoes design.
Through Eva’s shoes design, Eva wanted to explore the expressiveness of femininity and comfort. In 2013 Eva established a ladies fashion footwear brand i’alave in San Francisco. Eva aim to design i’alave shoes as the perfect blend of fine materials, color, emotion and silhouettes with traditional Italian shoemaking. In 2014, i’alave was chosen amongst the top 20 up and coming designers by Vogue Italia to participate in Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience in Dubai. For AW15 collection, I’alave have received attentions from Vogue Japan, Vogue Russia and Vogue Accessories for upcoming magazine publication.
i’alave can also be seen in trade show across the continents, Premiere Classe Paris, White Milan, ENK New York, HKDTC Hong Kong, and Taiwan In Style Taiwan. Eva hopes her keen sense in fashion will bring modern and elegance to shoes styles for all ladies to wear. It is also written in the names of each style that represent each individual women are uniquely beautiful.
I’alave brings eternal beautiful design and high quality for shoes making, so every women in the world can enjoy and forever treasure a pair of I’alave shoes.