Rihanna and Manolo Blahnik partner for shoe collection
WWD: Having launched a collection for Puma at New York Fashion Week last month, Rihanna now has a very different footwear collaboration in the works with none other than Manolo Blahnik.
The denim-driven collection, Rihanna x Manolo Blahnik, will debut May 5. It features sequins and embroidery influenced by Rihanna’s hand tattoos. They appear on designs including thigh-high boots and an open-toe sandal.
The limited-edition capsule collection includes six styles, a selection of sandals, pumps and boots. Prices range from 541.67 pounds, or $767, to 2,458.33 pounds, or $3,483.50.
The collection will be sold at Manolo Blahnik’s stores in London, New York and Hong Kong. This has been a major few months for Blahnik, who recently launched a handbag line, opened his second London store at the Burlington Arcade last month, and is the star of a documentary feature film being made by Michael Roberts.
Blahnik said the singer’s “drive, passion, creativity and style have been reflected in the designs, with fabulous results — I think everyone is going to love what they are about to see.” He declined to comment further.