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Working with the iconic shoe designer Manolo Blahnik on a special collaboration, Birkenstock set out to reinvent the classic silhouettes that catapulted the heritage footwear brand to fame. Announced on Instagram, the collection takes the classic Arizona sandal and Boston 1774 suede slide clogs to new high-fashion heights, incorporating Manolo Blahnik's beautiful craftsmanship and eye for glamorous detailing.
Birkenstock CEO Oliver Reichert expressed his excitement in an official statement, writing: "We are delighted to collaborate with Manolo Blahnik, whose unrivaled craftsmanship has long set the bar for shoemaking. This is a unique collection, fusing our trademark designs with the flair of Manolo Blahnik, to create pieces that embrace a bold and directional aesthetic that takes both to a new level." The feeling was mutual, as Kristina Blahnik, Manolo Blahnik's niece, responded that she was very satisfied with the outcome, describing the products as "timeless, high-quality designs, crafted to be treasured and enjoyed."
The six-piece footwear collection gets an upgrade with Manolo Blahnik's signature crystal buckle and the use of velvet rendered in shades of fuschia, blue, and black. Set to be released on 1774.com and manoloblahnik.com and at all Manolo Blahnik retail locations and select retailers worldwide, the collaboration marries playful glam with everyday comfort.
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