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...Manolo Blahnik’s Autumn/Winter 1993 womenswear collection was shown in New York and had a gothic look. The collection focused on down-to-earth luxury with an edge, displaying a range of woolen capes in army green, distressed cropped...

Blahnik, Manolo

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Manolo Blahnik (b. 1942) was a designer and manufacturer of what were called “the sexiest shoes in the world"—beautiful, expensive, and highly coveted by many of the world’s most fashionable women. Heir to a tradition of luxury shoemaking...
...Design duo Clements Ribeiro is comprised of a Brazilian, Inacio Ribeiro, and a Briton, Suzanne Clements, who met on their first day of study at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design in London and graduated in 1991...

History of Classic Accessory Companies

Aneta Genova

Aneta Genova is an Assistant Professor of Accessory Design at the BFA Fashion Design Department at Parsons School of Design in New York City and has created online accessory design and history of costume classes respectively for The Academy of Art University Online and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Accessory Design

Fairchild Publications, 2012

Book chapter

...Chapter Two tells the stories of six classic accessory companies—Hermés, Louis Vuitton, Roger Vivier, Ferragamo, Coach, and Manolo Blahnik—and their contributions to the fashion accessories industry. After reading this chapter, you...

Footwear

Celia Stall-Meadows

Celia Stall-Meadows is assistant professor of Fashion Marketing in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Her professional memberships include the International Textile and Apparel Association and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Know Your Fashion Accessories

Fairchild Publications, 2004

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...Two salesmen traveled to remote corners of the world. Each was sent with a truckload of shoes to sell. After one week they reported back to their sales manager at company headquarters. The first salesman lamented, “None of the natives wear...
...Manolo Blahnik has become a household name thanks to Carrie Bradshaw’s fetishization of the master shoemaker’s skyscraper stilettos in cult television show Sex and the City. This cult of personality often overshadows his oeuvre...

Footwear

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The importance of shoes in twenty-first-century Western society extends well beyond their functional use. Through their material appearance—their texture, weight, and design—shoes express abstract ideas that range from sexual appeal...

Spain

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The influence of Spanish dress on European fashions is concentrated in two periods: the period of court life of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with the moda a la española (Spanish-style fashion), and that of the majos, members...

Visual Media and Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Visual media have played an enormous role in the development of fashion in West Europe. Fashion imagery emerged within print journalism, more specifically women’s magazines, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The development...