This February, from the 2nd until the 19th, the atrium of Lane Crawford ifc mall was transformed into a uniquely designed space as a tribute to Manolo Blahnik.
(PLEASE NOTE: The archive collection will be available exclusively from Lane Crawford, ifc mall and Canton Road, as well as from lanecrawford.com starting from February 2 until end March.)
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Meticulously crafted and curated, the space transported customers on a journey into the designer’s personal world through an artistic display of his personal objects, inspirational pieces, and archive collections.
A photo exhibition was displayed within the space, and included the debut public appearance of photographs by Mr. Blahnik himself, featuring rare, personal shots of friends such as Katharine Hepburn, Bianca Jagger, Ryan O’Neal, and Anna Piaggi (ABOVE).
An exclusive showcase of Manolo Blahnik’s archive shoe collection featured 10 styles of specially selected vintage Manolo Blahnik shoes, re-launched for this occasion and were available for sale at Lane Crawford.
Dating as far back as 1974, these precious archive pieces include black patent ankle tie sandals with red spikes, mesh lace up stiletto booties, and artist-inspired designs such as pumps à la Piet Mondrian and colourful, Alexander Calder-influenced flats.
Manolo Blahnik also partnered with a number of renowned luxury brands to create a range of globally exclusive collaboration items especially for Lane Crawford.
English heritage brand, Globe-Trotter, has also joined creative forces with Manolo Blahnik to produce a distinct, striped luggage collection complete with a canvas tote, a trolley case and suitcase, and a vanity case.
New York-based stationer, Connor, launched a beautiful, hand-engraved Manolo Blahnik stationery collection that featured a print of Mr. Blahnik’s shoe sketch on boxed sets of elegant note cards and tablets.
Also featured was a large limited-edition engraving, in a series of 40 prints signed by Mr. Blahnik.
Working with century-old French glove label, Causse Gantier, the Manolo Blahnik crossover collection included five styles of fine leather gloves embodying the glove brand’s signature handcraftsmanship paired with Mr. Blahnik’s unique design sensibilities.
Special Fortum & Mason hampers were on show, as the iconic British department store releases three limited edition hampers comprising gourmet and table-top items hand-picked by Manolo Blahnik including a tea service, loose-leaf tea, fruit preserves, and biscuits.
Olmetto, produced an exclusive collection of four Manolo Blahnik silk scarves, exquisitely printed with a selection of the designer’s signature shoe sketches in chic, sophisticated colours.
These globally exclusive collaboration items will be available from February 1 at lanecrawford.com, Lane Crawford ifc mall and within Blitz at Lane Crawford Canton Road starting from February 2 until end March. A selection will also be available at Lane Crawford Beijing store.