The Summer 2022 Collection Has Arrived

Manolo Blahnik designed the Summer 2022 collection from the idyllic surroundings of his beloved Canary Islands. Beneath vivid summer sunlight with balmy ocean breezes, he reflected on the past five decades of exuberant style and drew inspiration from a typically eclectic set of references – London in the 60s and 70s, elegant historical figures, talented artists, revolutionary designers and charming destinations.

Looking to the London of his formative years in the 60s and 70s, Manolo reimagined iconic floral prints with daisies in pretty pastels and acid brights with a retro curved heel on the SURRIENTASLI slingback and MAYSALEBI mule.

A blue floral printed mule displayed on a plinth A blue floral printed mule displayed on a plinth
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Manolo finds reoccurring inspiration in the iconic styles of women over every epoch. This season he channeled the timeless femininity of Audrey Hepburn with vivid colours and delicate hand-made bows. He looked also to Rita de Acosta, an elegant socialite regarded “the most picturesque woman in America,” who inspired a series in graceful lace with lustrous pearls.

A white lace show and clutch bag displayed on a plinth A white lace show and clutch bag displayed on a plinth
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A beige satin mule with a pearl buckle displayed on a plinth A beige satin mule with a pearl buckle displayed on a plinth
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Manolo’s limitless love for the beauty of Sicily shines this season though a new print of delicate seashells in saturated hues with organic curves, scattered over the KUNGHI pump and RUBY flat.

A white linen shoe with a shell print displayed in front of a mirror A white linen shoe with a shell print displayed in front of a mirror
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The emotive works of British sculptor Barbara Hepworth inspired a dynamic teardrop line in contrasting soft colours. Manolo continued this use of undulating lines for a dramatic carved-out silhouette in a neutral palette, evoking the stark minimalism of iconoclastic American architect Louis I. Kahn.

An orange strappy sandal displayed on a plinth An orange strappy sandal displayed on a plinth
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Manolo’s latest collection draws from references far and wide for a cohesive edit of showstopping creations. As always, pristine craftsmanship and delightful detailing are at the forefront of each style. Positivity is imbued in his signature use of pop colours, flattering feminine silhouettes and sense of timelessness.

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