Manolo Blahník’s name is synonymous with beautifully crafted shoes that radiate originality, style, and exuberance. For four decades his unique vision has held the fashion world spellbound, and his creations have become perpetual objects of desire. His design process always begins with colorful sketches as finely executed as the shoes themselves, and which have become equally sought-after by his fans.
Here, more than 130 of Blahník’s witty, seductive drawings are collected into one inspiring volume. Manolo’s New Shoes is organized thematically to express his current inspirations and passions – Africa, architecture, botany, Russia, and urban life.
A book for everyone who has admired Blahník’s work, whether from afar through a store’s plate-glass window or up-close in her own closet, Manolo’s New Shoes provides a fascinating glimpse into the creative mind of today’s best-known shoe designer. As André Leon Talley, the editor-at-large at Vogue, has said about the designer, “He captures the most powerful of emotions: desire.”