Manolo Blahnik Is Added To The London Fashion Week Schedule

07 August 2013 by

Last month the schedule was announced for this week's London Fashion Week, giving team Grazia fashion butterflies. But today another heavyweight has been added to the list, as the king of the stiletto Mr Manolo Blahnik is set to make his London Fashion Week debut.

He will host a presentation on 15 September, which the fash pack can drop into between 10am and 4pm. Team Blahnik are staying hush about the venue and details of the presentation for the time being. Sunday will be a hectic day for team Grazia as Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, L’Wren Scott, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Paul Smith, Mulberry, Mary Katrantzou, Matthew Williamson, Unique AND Jonathan Saunders will all show on that day. We're guessing Diet Coke will be our best friend on Sunday.

You might think that Manolo is all about New York thanks to a certain sex columnist with a weakness for cosmos, but he also has a real soft spot for London and the city lies at the heart of the Blahnik story. He moved to London in 1968 and began designing men's shoes at a boutique in Chelsea.

He has said 'I was possessed by London,' but London is just as smitten with him. In 2012 he was awarded the British Fashion Award for Outstanding Achievement, he has had a Liberty's pop-up and was honoured with a retrospective at the Design Museum.

So what other LFW action are we looking forward to here at Grazia HQ? We've already circled the Mulberry show on our schedule, as this is Emma Hill's very last show as creative director. Tom Ford is also back once again at LFW, showing on Monday evening. Fingers crossed Justin Timberlake returns to the front row. We're also hoping for more catch ups with Kate Bosworth at Topshop Unique.

Fingers crossed SJP jets in for the presentation. See stars wearing Manolos in the gallery below...


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