Native New Yorker Vero Faye is the founder and designer of IVY KIRZHNER. Vero is one of the youngest creative leaders and veterans in the contemporary and designer footwear landscape, known for her unique design perspective, unparalleled design vision, as well as both creative and technical skills.
Prior to launching her footwear label IVY KIRZHNER NEW YORK in 2012, Vero served as Creative Director and Head Designer of Footwear for Herve Leger, Dolce Vita, BCBGMaxAzria, VC Signature for Vince Camuto, and others since 2002. She has successfully designed, rebranded and launched dozens of contemporary and designer footwear labels and is one of the most sought-after design and creative consultants in fashion footwear today.
Vero is a proud graduate of the prestigious "FAME" School - Fiorello H. LaGuardia School of Music & Art and Performance Arts, and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, majoring in Footwear and Accessories Design.
More popularly known as the synth pop / electronic rock artist C Z A R I N A, Vero is a multi-faceted creative soul, prodigy and style savant and is an accomplished professional musician, singer, songwriter, performer, producer, fine artist, photographer, filmmaker, stylist and creative director with several works published and records released. Vero has participated in several collaborations globally and is also a media-trained spokesperson, brand director, cultural influencer and tastemaker.
Vero Faye has been honored as one of the Top 20 Directional Footwear Designers by Women's Wear Daily and Footwear News.
IVY KIRZHNER footwear has garnered a cult celebrity following including Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Tori Kelly, Shakira, Kesha, Idina Menzel, model Rocky Barnes, Rebecca Romijn, Jessica Lowndes, Cassie, Christina Ricci, Jamie Chung, Jillian Anderson, Whitney Port, Carly Rae Jepson, Christina Milian, Kyle Richards, Tinsley Mortimer, Tami Roman, and fashion and lifestyle influencers such as designer Marissa Webb, Olympic Gold-Medalist Nastia Liukin, Samantha and Cailliane of The Beckerman Blog, TK Wonder and Ciprianna Quann, Marina The Moss, Ania B, Jeanne Grey of The Grey Layers, Betty Autier of Le Blog de Betty, Mery Racauchi and beauty maven Huda Kattan.
IVY KIRZHNER footwear is available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols London, Printemps Paris, Nordstrom Salon, Bloomingdales, Level Shoe District Dubai, Tryano Dubai, Harvey Nichols Istanbul, Harvey Nichols Hong Kong, Stanley Korshak, Maison De Mode, and other prestigious specialty retailers worldwide.
In 2016, Vero launched the concept store, IVY KIRZHNER WORLD, located at 750 Greenwich Street in the West Village.
Vero works internationally and resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with a rambunctious little French Bulldog named Hamlet Bacon.