Famous and admired designer of popular luxury footwear, Manolo Blahnik, simply knows how to catch attention of a female eye. Although we were all accustomed to classic high heels or strappy ones with a great decorated clasp, he can always surprise you by new ideas. He managed it this time round, too. His beautiful collection of animal-print models looks absolutely stunning.
Every woman who knows the iconic luxury shoes by Manolo Blahnik, or at least heard of them, will imagine fine satin high heels with a beautiful sparkly rectangular clasp. Yes, precisely those worn by actress Sarah Jessica Parker playing the role of Carrie in Sex and the City. But the new collection, inspired by lively Africa, is completely different. It contains much more.
The luxury collection with a pattern of zebras or cows in combination with vivid and vibrant colour looks stunning. If you have up to this moment hated animal patterns, you will certainly change your mind. Yes, you may say that wild animal print is not exactly timeless, it is not easy to combine or rapidly ages and is uninteresting. But is it not a pity to say no to such beauties? Moreover a combination of cowhide pattern with red is fashionable, cool and stylish. It will turn any understated, subtle outfit into something extra special.
It doesn´t matter if you prefer the classic or want to don something a little more striking or completely extravagant; with Manolo you can be sure that each piece is unique and will become a collectible gem. So if you want to be in, be a bit more daring put on the comfortable bold luxury shoes on which perhaps you will be able to even make a little profit in the future.
Manolo Blahnik presented a new shoe collection, which a little different at first sight. A zebra or a cow patern is no exception. What does it mean? The whole collection is inspired by Africa and its deep-rooted traditions of many tribes and cultures which are thousands of years old.
But I see it quite differently. I remember various similar collections, where the same animal patterns were also used. It was roughly about fifteen years ago and from what I remember it did not stay around for very long. Therefore at first glance, Blahnik´s work seems to me “old” already.
For example those cowhide boots for 37,290 crowns. Are you sure you want to spend almost forty thousand crowns for shoes, which are fit perhaps only for behind the counter of a fairground shooting range? I certainly am not! The only thing which I would pardon are those black ultra strappy heels for 26,290 crowns. But even so, they are a bit jejune, a bit boring really... I love Manolo, but this African madness is hard to be enthusiastic about.