The Manolo Blahnik Archives: A New Way of Walking

Family run luxury accessories house Manolo Blahnik celebrates its 50 th anniversary in 2021. Since opening the first boutique on Old Church Street, London in 1971 to the recent launch of a flagship on Madison Avenue, New York in 2021, the beloved shoemaker has garnered global recognition and loyal supporters for his boundless inspiration and timeless designs. In celebra tion of this milestone anniversary, The Manolo Blahnik Archives A New Way of Walking will launch in November 2021 and is the result of decades of artisanry, artistry and family values. A virtual world themed across five ‘ the experience celebrates past and present pivotal moments, with the ability to grow and evolve with the brand in the future. The interactive exhibition reveals for the first time, the breadth of the house’s archives highlighting the constant innovation within. Concentrated on the extraordinary collection of Manolo’s drawings, A New Way of Walking reveals Blahnik ’s unique artistic flair, the intricacy invested in each design, his humour, and the remarkable scope of his cultural references.