Manolo Blahnik’s New Shoe Collection Is NOT What We Expected

Rihanna is known for her over-the-top, showstopping style. Manolo Blahnik is revered for his coveted stilettos crafted with the most luxurious materials. What happens when these two super powers collaborate? Magic, of course! Launching today, Rihanna x Manolo’s capsule collection is rendered in unexpected denim, opulent crystals and iridescent sequins. While somewhat of a departure for the storied shoe designer, the pièce de résistance is exactly what we’d expect from RiRi: a pair of thigh-high denim boots that strap into an attached belt. Are they practical? No. Are they ridiculously cool and perfect for dancing in the front row of a rock concert? Absolutely! Here, a behind-the-scenes video of the design process and our favorites from the collection.

Rihanna x Manolo Blahnik