Photo Credit: Dennis Leupold
Rihanna may want to tweak the lyrics to her “Pon De Replay” from “Let the bass from the speakers run through ya sneakers” to “Let the bass from the speakers run through ya Manolos.” It would certainly be accurate now that the Bajan songbird has announced her collaboration with shoe guru Manolo Blahnik.
Blahnik and Rihanna have come together to launch the “Denim Desserts” collaboration, which will go on sale May 5th across three global locations in London, New York and Hong Kong.
The shoes in the collaboration feature six limited edition styles. They were designed personally by the twosome as a happy medium of his artistic influence and her quirky flair.
Denim, sequins and artisan embroidery inspired by Rihanna’s hand tattoos are the main features of the collaboration,, which make up the Spring 2016 capsule collection, A standout piece is the ‘9 to 5’ Boot, of which Rihanna says, “Those boots are dangerous! If you’re trying to get back home to your bed, don’t wear them boots! You will get kidnapped in those boots, those boots are trouble.”
In a statement, Rihanna, said of the collaboration,: “The day I see a woman in the street wearing my shoes… I am sorry for that woman because I’m going to literally run after her, shouting, ‘Stop! Selfie! Who are you? Where did you get them?’ I’m going to have a moment!” She added of working with Blahnik, “This is an incredibly exciting collaboration and I am absolutely thrilled with the results – working with Rihanna has been amazing and her drive, passion, creativity and style has been reflected in the designs, with fabulous results – I think everyone is going to love what they are about to see.”
All the styles in the collection will have a very limited run and will be available to purchase in-store only. Prices of the pieces will range from $895 to $3995.