Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik is a high-end fashion shoe brand which was founded by its founder Manuel “Manolo” Balhnik Rodriguez, who is a Spanish designer. He was born on 27 November 1942 in Santa Cruz de La Palma, in the Canary Islands Spain. According to stories told, Blahnik’s parents wanted him to be a bureaucrat and so he was admitted at the University of Geneva for a major in Law and Country Politics. Yet he always interested himself in Art and therefore chose literature and architecture over other subjects. 1n 1965, when he finally received the chance to move to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Stage Design at the Louvre Art School, he couldn’t have ignored it. And three years later he began to work as a buyer at Zapata and did a freelancer job with L’Uomo Vogue which was an Italy based men’s version of Vogue magazine.

When Diana Vreeland, the editor-in-chief of U.S Vogue had a fair chance to look upon his work, she offered him the advice to start making footwear and accessories rather. Ever since the Spaniard never looked back, he went ahead to become the famous shoe designer of our time.

Finally in the year 1972 he commenced to design footwear for the runway show of Ossie Clark. But that was not it. He also continued to design rich footwear for English designers such as Jean Muir and Zandra Rhodes. Back in 1977, he would take help of Bloomingdales to sell his shoes in the United States. He has always been an excellent footwear designer and an iconic symbol for making pure classic and elegant shoes for women around.

In Chelsea district of London, Blahnik continues to run a flagship store in Old Church Street. Otherwise all other boutiques are located in New York, Las Vegas, London, Athens, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, Madrid, Kuwait and Dublin. Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and so forth to hit the market of the Unites States. Also the footwear retailer Kurt Geiger has associations with Manolo Blahnik to look after his boutiques.

Manolo Blahnik though never learned the art o0f shoe making officially but always gained wisdom from his surrounding or whenever he would have a fair chance to pay a visit to pattern cutters, machine operators and technicians. He doesn’t like a wedge as he believes it reduces the sex appeal that is meant to be conveyed through sleek heels.

The pure classic heels by Blahnik are: Hangisi pump, Champari Pump, BB pump, Chaos sandal and Swan pump.