Introducing the Golden Anniversary Collection
Manolo Blahnik marks his milestone 50th anniversary with a glistening gold capsule collection. Quintessentially ‘Manolo’, the celebratory collection is lavish and whimsical, comprised of must-have new styles and reimagined classics that devotees of the house have come to treasure over the past five decades.
Manolo rings in the house’s golden anniversary with a fanciful series of bells. The delicate golden accessory is inspired by a charm bracelet worn by his mother throughout his childhood and offers a joyous sensory experience as the wearer walks. The bells appear dotted down the front of RAYUELA, a cutout boot, and as chain anklets on the CAMPANILLA pump and flat, closely resembling the source of their inspiration.
Editorial image of the Campanillaflat.
Upon revisiting his most distinctive trimmings and textures from over the years, Manolo employed feathers and fringes for a pair of standalone styles. The IGINIAGOLD mule is adorned with fabulous feathers complimented by a sleek silhouette in eye-catching gold foil. FLEQUILLOHI is a theatrical knee-high boot featuring excessive tiered fringing, trimmed with a ribbon of black beading, the perfect style to honour Manolo Blahnik’s use of impeccable materials.
Manolo proves “all that glitters is gold” with an entirely new fabrication for the house. Embracing his signature sense of opulence, Manolo created an exquisite gold macramé lace. The hand-woven material honours the house value of artisanry. The BBLA pump, MARIAMU flat and PETIT handbag are crafted with fine lurex thread backed in soft gold mesh with laminated gold leather trims.
The house’s most iconic classic styles got a golden transformation for the anniversary capsule. The timeless MAYSALE, HANGISI, LURUM and NADRIA are elevated in enchanting liquid gold, shimmering satin or fine mesh. Embellishments are renewed in gold-tone hardware with glowing citrine crystals. The classic Mary-Jane CAMPARINEW is made over in a crackled gold “sweet wrapper” foil for a supremely dazzling finish. CALASSOHI, a time-honoured ruched boot with a block heel, is reimagined in supple laminated leather with a matte finish, lending a 1970’s flair to the capsule.
The golden capsule collection perfectly captures the pillars of Manolo Blahnik – sophisticated and timeless with a touch of fantasy. Manolo’s creative expression and masterful artisanry culminate in a collection of endless elegance, honouring the 50 years of extraordinary style for which he and the house are beloved.
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