Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik presented his Spring/Summer 2014 shoe collection at Covent Garden Hotel for London Fashion Week SS14 on September 15, 2013 in London, England.
Speaking about inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2014 shoe collection, Blahnik said that he was influenced by art, specifically the paintings of Baldini from the turn-of-the-century of society ladies. He explained that he loves fashions from that period and that these adaptations from that period can take you through 9 to 5 and straight to an evening outing.
He’s right. This Manolo Blahnik collection is playful, colorful and artistic, with a myriad of designs and motifs to satisfy just about any palette. Expect pretty pumps and sandals with tassels, floral motif, lace and animal prints, such as zebra and giraffe, but also more down-to-earth designs such as Menswear inspired black and white wingtip oxfords.
Colorblocking is applied in complementary and contrasting combinations like lemon yellow, olive green and pale minty blue, or perhaps in combinations such peach and saffron.
Blahnik also shared during his brief interview that he loves the kind of woman who knows what she wants and knows how to get what she wants, rather than wishy-washy weaklings (the shy and retiring types). Hmm… Wish there were more men who knew what they wanted as well…
Enjoy the Manolo Blahnik Spring/Summer 2014 slideshow and interview in the embedded video!