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Manolo Blahnik Debuts his First Full Men’s Collection

Two styles from Manolo Blahnik’s men’s shoe collection.

Men’s fashion month is in full swing now that the London Collections: Men are underway. Big names such as Burberry and Tom Ford are giving editors a taste of what’s to come and the peacocking menswear bloggers are out in full force, ready to catch the roving lens of photographers that are snapping up looks from London to Florence. But while clothes are the main draw, Manolo Blahnik used the London Collections: Men as the platform to debut his latest collection: his very first full line of men’s shoes. Girls everywhere have been salivating over his designs — especially one Carrie Bradshaw, a shoe obsessive that’s lived on long after her final episode — and now it’s time for guys to get in on the action.

Looks from Manolo Blahnik’s first men’s shoe collection.

Blahnik actually started his career crafting men’s shoes, and he’s been known to cobble up his own special pairs, too, so it’s no surprise that he’s embraced menswear and is finally offering up a full range for guys.

His very first presentation showed men everywhere why he’s such a lady’s man. Designs ranging from sandals to equestrian boots are all on offer, as well as special occasion footwear — read: opera flats — and resort wear, such as sandals. Loyal female fans will see the designer’s signatures, such as luxe materials, delicate details and elegant lines, but guys are more likely to notice the squared-off, but not too-aggressive chiseled toe, traditional broguing and palette of neutral, wear-everyday colors. There are a few standouts, including the knee-high riding boots and rattan derbies, but like his women’s collections, Blahnik coudln’t help but inject a little fun and fantasy into the world of men’s footwear. Most guys will more likely than not gravitate towards the (elevated) standard fare, such as suede lace-ups and wingtip boots, and for that, Mr. Blahnik, we tip our hats to you.

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Cozy Up to Fall’s Top Quilted Bags, Shoes and More

You can blame it on Chanel (in fashion, that’s not an uncommon argument). Quilted bags are the brand’s bread and butter, but the house of Coco isn’t the only place that you can snatch up a quilted beauty. And it’s not just for bags either, because designers are using quilted leather on shoes and more, even this season’s most unnecessary necessity: the backpack. This season, designers have updated classic quilting by playing with scale and shape, offering quilted leather goods in the usual suspects such as squares, but also stitching different geometric designs, too. Find soft quilting on Skullcandy’s headphones and on Marc by Marc Jacobs’ sweet-as-sugar heart bag, which adds a touch of whimsy to the serious business of quilted bags.

Clockwise from top left: Milly Avery Quilted Backpack ($450), Tory Burch Robinson Stitched Small Square Satchel ($435), Skullcandy Knockout Headphones ($99.99), Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Love Crossbody with Gold Hardware ($295), Ash Jodie Sneaker ($199.95), Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart to Heart Quilted Crossbody Bag ($458), Vince Camuto Winta Quilted Moto Booties ($198)