So it’s very fitting that we can bring you quips and cleverness from Mr Manolo Blahnik on this fine Tuesday. The designer, whose wares are well-represented in the accessories report, participated in the forthcoming God Save My Shoes documentary. In a newly released teaser from the film, Blahnik lauds the demise of one of recent seasons’ most popular shoe styles.
‘I’m very happy that this period of shoes, the furniture shoes that people are wearing with the awful platforms and things like this, is over—or getting there,’ he says.
Blahnik is firmly on the record with his distaste for platforms. His slender stilettos have withstood the trend, and women are returning to his daintier vision of feminine footwear.
‘The main point that I always think about is that it has got to be elegant. No matter how trashy... whatever, but there has got to be an element of elegance.’
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