Thursday, September 08, 2011

Manolo Blahnik Winter Shoes 2011

Manolo Blahnik
Autumn/Winter Collection 2011-12

The Manolo Blahnik Winter 2011-12 range is a mix of unusual, classic and slightly outlandish pairs of shoes. The collection is inspired by various themes, including the literary works of Leo Tolstoy and Miguel de Cervantes, the surrealism of Salvador Dali paintings and also, Moorish architecture. Each shoe is like a piece of art, diligently sculpted and painted to perfection.

Blahnik makes use of exotic fabrics and interesting textures like velvets, fur, animal prints, tweed, metallic leather, fringing and suede. The colour scheme starts out with neutrals like black, brown and grey, then surges into a circus of bright colours like cerise, lime, red & yellow. The silhouettes are streamlined, with steep angles, pencil heels and pointed tips. Basic designs are furnished with zigzags & scallops, geometric shapes, ankle-cuffs and tie-up bows. 

The Spanish shoe maestro is always one step ahead with his ambitious and imaginative designs. Putting a pair of Manolo's on is a sure-fire way of getting noticed. I can picture a few of these in Carrie Bradshaw's closet.

While I do appreciate the beauty of the conventional pieces, I haven't embraced the unique charm of the quirkier pairs. What are your thoughts on this collection?


Kavery said...

While I love the quirky ones I'll probably choose a more neutral shade

ChiChi81 said...

These MB winter shoes are really gorgeous. The quirky designs are so unique, and fun. I actually like it haha But I'm loving the shoes on the upper right of the Winter Glam collection. Love the colour and the details at the side.


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t said...

Cool shoes!

Anonymous said...

He's great!

Maria said...

I really love all the shoes!
It's amazing all about Manolo Blahnik! because you can find a lot of kind of shoes (:
Hope you have a nice day!(:

Kimberly said...

I'm drooling over these kicks... I've always wanted a pair of manolos but haven't been able to really get a pair. I go through shoes too quickly =( SIGH LOVE those boots!!!! Thanks for sharing girl! =D

Bailey Schneider said...

Certainly very interesting... Gives a whole new meaning to putting your best, um BOLD foot forward ;-)
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Marella said...

Amazing collection!
Great blog! Following! Follow back? <3

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

OMG, i love ALL of these! AMAZING!


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Alina F. said...

Amazing shoes!Love em!