Manolo Blahnik teams up with Birkenstock for a collection of day-to-night designs
Manolo Blahnik has teamed up with Birkenstock on a collaborative collection of day-to-night designs, accented with its signature sparkle and embellishments.
In an unexpected collaboration, which merges craftsmanship with function, glamour with practicality, Blahnik added his signature spin on some of Birkenstock's trademark styles, swathing the German footwear brand's Arizona and Boston sandals with jewel-tone velvet and crystal-adorned buckles, reflecting those found on his signature stilettos.
The limited-edition collaboration will feature seven different footwear styles, and will be available from 24 March on both Manolo Blahnik and Birkenstock’s websites. The blue velvet iterations of the Arizona and Boston, as well as versions in fuchsia velvet and black leather will be released first, with further arrivals from the collection to arrive later this year in June this year.
Last year, the Spanish designer launched an interactive virtual exhibition showcasing Manolo Blahnik's extensive history archives to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The virtual exhibition featured five immersive virtual rooms which celebrates past and present pivotal moments and explores different elements of the brand.