Manolo Blahnik Archive

Over-the-knee boots set to be the shoe of the decade

Every era gets a shoe. The 60s had the Birkenstock, the 70s had the platform boot, the 80s had the stiletto and the 90s had the Doc Marten. Now we have the over-the-knee boot. Although Cavalli and Chanel have featured them in their collections since the early noughties, over-the-knee boots have only recently been popularised by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner. Not …

The Vetements Effect

PARIS, France — For its Spring/Summer 2017 runway collection, shown in Paris department store Galeries Lafayette during couture week, Vetements collaborated with no less than 17 brands, from Brioni and Manolo Blahnik, to Levi’s and Comme des Garçons, to Champion and Juicy Couture. Vetements’ ability to attract such a wide array of partners, many of them specialists in their domain, attests to its rapid ascent …