Manolo Blahnik Creates Shoes from Discarded Fish Skins
The shoes will be made from materials that are entirely sustainable and discarded: tilapia (fish) skins, cork and raffia.
“I love the idea of tilapia skin because it is a by-product of the food industry that would otherwise be discarded, but it's actually a beautiful material perfect for small leather goods,” Patmos said.
Two styles—which would come in electric blue, black, nude and yellow colors—have been created: a double strap and open-toe flat; and a strappy, high-heeled sandal.
The collection will be available Manolo Blahnik stores in Spring 2012.