Alexander McQueen descends into the seventh circle, while JW Anderson launches a homoerotic rugby capsule
And just like that, Manolo Blahnik has opened its archives to the World Wide Web. This week, the label launched an interactive tour of its founder’s sketches, unlocking the vaults to a bounty of stilettos, slingbacks, and sandals. Between some of his very first designs, scribbled in the 70s, up to the present day, the URL exhibition spotlights the finesse and flair of the Spanish designer, who, somewhat unexpectedly, now lives in Bath. In an alternate reality, Carrie Bradshaw probably consulted on the project, nobly declaring that she need only be paid in jewel-buckled pumps, before penning something about how shoes enriched her more than cash. Plus, her trajectory from paid-by-the-word columnist to “creative consultant” is undoubtedly a subplot in the upcoming SATC reboot. A New Way of Walking can be accessed here.
In other news this week, former Dazed 100er Matthieu Blazy was announced as the successor to Daniel Lee at Bottega Veneta, pushing the star designer from behind-the-scenes to centre stage; Pa Salieu got in front of the camera for A-COLD-WALL*; and Dazed editor in chief, IB Kamara, was announced as the recipient of the Isabella Blow prize at the Fashion Awards. For everything and anything else you missed this week, flick through the gallery below.