Il Duomo Welcomes Manolo Blahnik
This season IL Duomo welcomes Manolo Blahnik — one of the most renown shoe brands on the luxury market — to its collective of names. Throughout the years , the international shoe brand has gained prominence by paving the way for a refined , feminine style born from the revival of the classic stiletto in the 1970’s , during a time where platform shoes were the pinnacle of fashion. Blahnik’s success on the fashion scene began in London as he was ushered in by designer Ossie Clark who carried his designs on his line and not long after his own line was created in a boutique in Chelsea, London. Since then, Manolo Blahnik has become a household name and the benchmark for high-end luxury women’s shoes, with a history of clients that range from the late Princess Diana to Sex and The City’s Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna , Anna Wintour and many more. Each season the brand offers collections with unique visions embodying endless creativity carried out with exquisite workmanship and luxury. “Shoes should be extravagant but comfortable. I want women to be able to walk around in them all day. I have never had a woman tell me that she can’t walk in my shoes. I also hate shoes that are out of anyone’s price range. It’s obscene for anyone to have to pay too much for footwear,” is one of the designer’s most famous quotes which embodies the brand’s mission.