Manolo Blahnik Draws Up London Fashion Week Campaign

Forget about graphic designers. The British Fashion Council turned to shoe maven Manolo Blahnik to design the campaign for London Fashion Week in February.

Blahnik created a quirky image of a leg, complete with polka-dot stockings and a fuchsia kitten heel, sprouting out of the ground amid four trees. Fashion illustrations cover the tree trunks and a plane flies overhead.

“This series of drawings represents some of the figures I adore and who have influenced my life and work. I like extreme girls, and the combination of the poise, the grandeur and the beauty of English women,” Blahnik told WWD.

While we think the drawing is cute and we like that a designer conceived the campaign, we’re not so sure how it embodies London Fashion Week. Does the plane represent the cadre of buyers, fashion editors, and bloggers who fly in each season? What do the trees represent? We’ll take Blahnik’s shoes any day over his drawings.

-Ann Binlot

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