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With the leggy set taking their final strides down the runway today, the last day of Fashion Week in New York, my mind is on shoes. In a match made in style heaven, textile designer Madeline Weinrib and stiletto maestro Manolo Blahnik have collaborated on a four-piece collection of pumps, sandals, flats and wedges that marries Weinrib's prints with Blahnik's sought-after silhouettes. Double swoon!

Here is Madeleine Weinrib and Manolo Blahnik with a loafer and four-inch pump in the Daphne ikat, a print developed by Weinrib in partnership with artisans in Uzbekistan.

The Collection draws on Weinrib's signature Ikat and Blockprint fabrics, which have decorated her home furnishings since she launched her first collection of rugs in 1997 for ABC Carpet & Home, the trendsetting New York design emporium founded by her grandfather, Max Weinrib.

Take it as one more sign that pattern is a must this spring and summer, and that global-inspired prints show no sign of fading from favour.

If shelling out $700 for a pair of shoes leaves you weak in the knees, consider investing in a beautiful patterned rug (the ones pictured above are both by Weinrib) or new throw pillows. Or recover a traditional chair in a trendy fabric. A small hit does the trick — much like pairing great shoes with a little black dress.

See our Runway To Rooms photo gallery for more inspiration.

Photo credits:
1a. Madeline Weinrib
2a. Manolo Blahnik, Catwalk Queen
1b, 2b, 4. She Finds
3a. Light Pink Daphne Handwoven Ikat Pillow, Madeline Weinrib
3b. Navy Luce Handwoven Ikat Pillow, Madeline Weinrib
5a. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine via Ohh La Lovely blog
5b. Diane Bergeron Interiors via Remodelista blog

Author: 

Kimberley Brown

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