Hey lady, haven’t you got yours as yet? Wondering what we mean? Okay, read on. Famed luxury shoe brand Manolo Blahnik has come up with a new set of eco-friendly shoes! Get ready to be surprised now, for the new shoes are made out of waste Tilapia skins, cork and raffia!
Manolo Blahnik, in partnership with the famous designer Marcia Patmos of M.Patmos, has made this collection of sandals for Spring. One worrisome aspect is that there are only two models available; a double strap flat and an open toed pump. The sandals are available in color combinations of electric blue, black, ecru and fluorescent yellow.
Though this is Blahnik’s first eco-friendly attempt, M.Patmos has already made their eco-friendly designs. Marcia Patmos has recently won the Council of the Designers of America/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge Award for her ideas towards bringing sustainability into the luxury market.
Tilapia, as all of us are familiar with, is the most popular farmed fish in the US. There is little wonder as to how Patmos and Blahnik got enough raw materials to work with. The sandals have already walked the ramp adorning the feet of models at the M.Patmos’s Spring/Summer 2012 New York Fashion Week Show. The word ‘luxury’ finds it exact meaning when it come to the price of sandals.
Don’t be shocked! It cost $895 a pair! Yu may want to head for Manolo Blahnik Store to check them out – do that only in 2012.
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