Hold onto your crowns Bridal Voyeurs, this news from Manolo Blahnik’s camp is gonna blow your mind! Since THAT iconic Sex and The City scene, brides the world over have flocked to Manolo Blahnik boutiques to get their hands on the very same blue Hangisi pumps worn by everybody’s favourite stylistas, Carrie Bradshaw.
Ironically, at the time Blahnik didn’t produce a bridal range, the Hangisi was selected for the show by both Patricia Field and Sarah Jessica Parker and thus one of the most memorable scenes in TV fashion was created.
The Married in Manolos concept was unveiled earlier this month, a carefully curated edit of fourteen of the brand’s most iconic styles from the archives, with an element of customisation thrown in for that bespoke bridal touch.
“Men say my shoes have saved marriages – so now we have a collection to make marriages!” Manolo Blahnik
Each design included in the edit is entirely customisable, from the fabric to the heel height and even the embellishment. There’s even the option of sole engraving to capture a monogram, a special date, or just evidence of the extraordinary pricetag of these princely shoes.
Readily available in the UK right now, the service has been so successful that a US launch is planned for Valentines Day, natch, THE day for proposals Stateside. It’s not just for brides though, Married in Manolos extends to the bridal party and also the groom – with a selection of suede brogues available for men, the collection truly is ‘his and hers’ and offers the ultimate shopping experience.
“We have always known women come to Manolo for their wedding shoes, but with the launch of Burlington [UK Arcade] and our e-commerce, it created the right space to celebrate that and present a carefully curated range. There are footwear options for grooms, too, as well as shoes for the whole wedding party.” Kristina Blahnik, CEO Manolo Blahnik.
Each pair of shoes in the collection comes with a little something blue too; whether it’s the fabric, crystal embellishment, or detailing to the sole, brides to be will leave with two boxes ticked after this shopping trip.
so, brides to be, unleash your inner Carrie Bradshaw and get creative with the shoes that complete any Fashionista’s closet, Carrie would be proud….