Introducing the Autumn 2019 Collection
With the cooler season approaching Manolo whisks us away into his brilliant mind, taking us on a journey through his imagination to discover the new Autumn 2019 collection. From luxurious velvet gems to sleek polished silhouettes, Manolo has captured every mood and desire of the season.
Manolo is often inspired by other artists and this season he looks to the work of English sculptor Henry Moore. Manolo reinterprets Moore’s stringed sculptures with stitching details and angular silhouettes. He introduces a new brass buckle, referencing Moore’s monumental bronze sculptures that were inspired by the sculptor’s fascination with naturally occurring curved shapes seen in pebbles and stones. Moore was also fascinated by porous structures and considered the holes in these objects a form of sculpture in themselves.
Shaping historical fashion, other artistic influences make their way into the collection including avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova who in 1923 designed an evening dress using patchwork as a decorative technique. Inspired by her own Russian heritage, Goncharova spent many years producing costumes for the Ballet Russes, perfecting her experimental approach to design which would in turn influence artists and designers well into the twentieth century. As a tribute to her designs, Manolo creates a series of patchwork ankle boots with printed cotton and calf leather.
Manolo has always been inspired by strong women. This season he calls upon his fascination with female equestrian attire and its progression in the twentieth century, leaving behind the constrictions of riding side-saddle in skirts and dresses. Manolo mirrors elements of hardwearing leather and sturdy buckles.
The Autumn collection would not be complete without the warm handle of luxurious fabrications. Manolo encases classic silhouettes with luscious velvet in opulent colours, encrusting his designs with luminous Swarovski crystal embellishments. Each shoe is a jewel to be treasured.