MANOLO BLAHNIK 50 YEARS
THE GOLD CAPSULE COLLECTION
Manolo Blahnik celebrates 50 years with an exclusive all-gold anniversary collection. Discover the must-have news and reimagined classics honoring the past five decades of extraordinary style.
For half a century, Manolo Blahnik has created the world’s most sought-after shoes. From classic flats to statement heels, his creations have been seen on anyone wanting to be someone. In time for the brand’s 50th birthday celebration, Blahnik has created a dazzling golden collection inspired by his five-decade career, featuring gleaming styles ranging from never-before-seen shapes to revamped classics such as the Hangisi. He highlights how the collection draws from all aspects of the brand as well as his own life – each shoe revealing a new layer.
It’s been 50 years of learning the craft to make the most beautiful things I can and five decades of work into one extraordinary collection.
50 years in short
Manolo Blahnik was born in 1942, in the Canary Islands, Spain. His passion for luxury shoes stems from his mother, who favored designer footwear and was taught by a local cobbler to make her own shoes out of available materials. Blahnik subsequently expressed an interest in shoe design at an early age, fashioning creations for his pets out of muslin and cotton ribbons.
Blahnik settled in London in 1969, pursuing his passion for design. In 1971, he developed his first collection for a runway show of the most prominent fashion designer of the time, Ossie Clark. Shortly afterwards, he opened his first boutique on Old Church Street in Chelsea. In no time, his creations gained international recognition and were spotted on the fashion elite. Fast forward to Carrie Bradshaw and Sex and the City, the brand was transformed into a household name. The rest is history…
Photo: Misan Harriman
Half a century later it is safe to say Manolo Blahnik stands the test of time, and arguably is the epitome of timelessness. Join us in his golden anniversary celebration, and get ready for the next 50 years – sophistication and glamour with a touch of fantasy.