Manolo Blahnik is taking over New York Fashion Week. The iconic Spanish designer, who founded his namesake luxury footwear label in the early 1970s, teamed up with a number of brands to create the shoes for their fall ’18 collections.
The 75-year-old, who’s been referred to as the “King of Shoes” and “the greatest shoemaker of the 20th and 21st centuries,” brought his signature touch to each line, from glittery and velvet ankle booties for Carolina Herrera to corset-style pumps at Jason Wu.
For New York-based designer Sally LaPointe’s latest collection, Blahnik crafted two open-toe ankle boot styles — Coronas and Basketta — from patent leather and suede in various colorways.
For Carolina Herrera’s final show, the shoemaker created a series of colorful high-heeled ankle boots done entirely in glitter (magenta, gold, gunmetal, silver and black) and another grouping in two-toned velvet (in purple, blue and red). Models also strutted down the catwalk wearing velvet loafers featuring low contrasting heels.
For Jason Wu, Blahnik came up with three corset-style lace-up heels in a range of luxe fabrications and finishes like patent, satin, suede and pony, and playful colors like bright red, tangerine and baby blue.
After creating the shoes for Simkhai’s spring ’18 collection, Blahnik collaborated with the New York fashion designer again for autumn on a number of boot styles, from over-the-knee to laceups.
Additionally, Manolo Blahnik collaborated on shoes for Adam Lippes (see below) and Khaite for fall ’18.