Carrie Bradshaw once pleaded to a mugger in Sex and the City: “Please, sir... you can take my ring and watch, but you can’t take my Manolo Blahniks.” It resonated with women the world over who’ve been smitten with the shoes since the Spanish brand’s founding in 1970. It’s little wonder why: At the core of Blahnik designs are timeless style and comfort—with a little cheekiness tossed in at times for good measure. For his spring 2020 collection, designer Manolo Blahnik tapped shirting prints for inspiration, which saw classic stripes, fun polka dots and charming gingham come together in unexpectedly delightful ways to put a spring in your step.
"Ciodera, price upon request"
THE JOYS OF SPRING
If you’re all for the fun-loving ’80s drizzled with a modern spin, the Ciodera slingbacks are your new go-tos. Crafted in cotton with a fun mix of prints and colours, these mid-heeled sandals are a perfect weekend staple— comfortable enough for a stroll around town and chic enough for a brunch date. Let these babies shine by pairing with high-waisted denim jeans, a white t-shirt and a relaxed blazer.
"Hangisi Patch, $1,890"
The Hangisi gets a charming makeover with gingham, stripes and dots in sweet hues. Coupled with the brand’s signature crystal-embellished buckles, the heels are sure to bring a smile to your face every time you look down. Team this statement-maker with a billowy dress in the same colour palette, or give yourself a weekday pick-me-up by pairing it with a corporate get-up.
Set on a low heel, the Hangisiflat is designed to go with anything and everything, thanks to its understated silhouette, versatile monochromatic hue and classic patterns. These cotton flats lined with leather are accented by square crystal buckles to add a hint of everyday glamour.
Manolo Blahnik, Branded Boutiques, Level 2 Takashimaya Department Store, tel: 6238 2311; #B1-80A The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, tel: 6688 7238