Manolo Blahnik has finally made his London Fashion Week debut. The 70-year-old shoe designer took so long to partake in the bi-annal event because because it never felt “right”, but he was excited to unveil his spring/summer 2014 collection in the English capital yesterday (15.09.13).
He told British Vogue magazine: “Firstly, I am terrified of crowds. I owed it to the organisers, I had been invited to take part so many times but it never felt right. “London Fashion Week has changed so much recently though; it is so professional now and I really think it is one of the most exciting in the world.”
The star has created a five-minute short film with Michael Roberts, which features Rupert Everett, and he hopes it will appeal to people as if reflects the technological society we live in. He explained: “Everything is becoming so transparent with all this technology, with the blogs and tweets, and I wanted to get more in touch with normal people.”
Although he is a respected name in the fashion industry, Manolo is still nervous about the reception his new collection and film will receive from critics.
He added: “I am nervous, but I know it’s just entertainment with some sort of thread. I worry about everything though, I am an eternal tortured creative. I feel perpetually anxious, but I’ve learnt to deal with it – that’s my advantage.”
– TEAMtalk Media