Take a bow: Manolo Blahnik and Rihanna raise the curtain on a hip new footwear collection.
Leave it to Manolo Blahnik and Rihanna to have us lusting for more. After a smashing and successful first collaboration this summer the duo are back at it again with a trifecta of limited-edition boots that have, of course, their very own hashtag. The three pairs of #Savage boots, dubbed The Dominique, the Alexis, and the Fallon and set to hit stores November 16, feature soft suede and sheepskin and the spiky heels that have become synonymous with the singer.
After the hashtag #RihannaxManoloBlahnik went viral on the social feeds of the fashion cognoscenti this past summer, everyone knew something rad was happening at the storied shoe label. “I have always loved Manolo Blahniks,” says Rihanna. “Mr. Manolo’s shoes are the most luxurious and timeless shoe there is!”
The global music sensation was able to work—or as she puts it, work, work, work, work—hand in hand with the legend on six limited-edition styles this summer that brought a dose of flash to his already artistic designs in the form of denim, sequins, and hand embroidery. The attention to detail was apparent right down to the names of the first styles: Dancehall Cowgirl Jewel, 9 to 5, and Sea Salts Sequins topped the list of lust-worthy stems (several of which RiRi gifted to J. Lo!).
Now, they're excited to be teaming together again. “Working with Rihanna has been amazing, and her drive, passion, creativity, and style have been reflected in the designs.” says Blahnik in a statement. With a limited run, the first and second collection are destined to be collectors’ items. $1,345–$2,985. manoloblahnik.com