After all of the excitement about Manolo Blahnik collaborating with J. Crew, today the retailer confirmed that the partnership isn't going ahead. A rep from his company told Fashionista that the decision to end the project was 'due to wholesale production restraints on [Manolo Blahnik'] end.
As you'll remember, the partnership hasn't been without its ups and downs. At a book signing earlier on in the year the shoe designer reportedly said that he was unaware that he was designing a collection for them. That being said, since Jenna Lyons later confirmed that the collaboration would go ahead, today's news comes as a surprise.
'We were looking forward to the potential collaboration between our two brands, we both came to the conclusion that fall wasn’t the right time,' George Malkemus, president at Manolo Blahnik, said. 'We hope to do something together in the future.' Lyons and her team said the same thing in a statement: 'We have a mutual admiration for each other and while we couldn't do this for fall, we hope to collaborate in the future.'
Are you sad to hear the news?