The whole London was buzzing with fashion events, designer appearances, launches and cocktails happening, and…the launch of Manolo Blahnik for Liberty, a pop up store with a limited edition collection of specially designed shoes, products and accessories, including a scented candle with perfumer Lyn Harris, bow ties, stationery, umbrellas, notebooks, shoe horns, cushions and scarves.
Manolo’s a legend. Who can resist the coloured satin, the bows, the elevation, the pointed, sleek sexiness, the sheer craftmanship and ladylike elegance of all things Manolo? The lines and silhouettes of his distinctive designs remain instantly recognisable as unique, inimitable exercises in precision and balance, exquisite workmanship and luxury.
So Ladies open to the public from last night, everyone is in for a treat. The collection includes a black patent Campari Court, also known as the Manolo Blahnik Mary-Jane (Carrie Bradshaw: “I thought they were an urban shoe myth”) along with some exclusive designs using prints from the Liberty archive.
This time I have left the shop with…his book and the shoes… I have put on my christmas list…
‘Manolos New Shoes (published by Thames & Hudson; £24.95) is released on the 13th,