Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes

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Manolo Blahnik at the Bata Shoe Museum

The amazing Spanish shoe designer, Manolo Blahnik, is now in Toronto for his final stop of the travelling exhibiton, Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes! After visits in Milan, Saint Petersburg, Prague and Madrid, the retrospective exhibit is making its only North American stop at the Bata Shoe Museum. The exhibition opened to the public on May 16th, 2018 and runs through until January 6th, 2019.

For over 45 years, Manolo Blahnik’s creativity has labeled his inventions as somewhere between fashion and art. Mr. Blahnik will be showcasing his designs from the early 1970’s to modern day. The exhibit explores 200 of Mr. Blahnik’s famed, elegant designs, including the heels he created for the 2006 film, Marie Antoinette. The show will also include 80 original drawings, video footage of Mr. Blahnik at work, and a glimpse into his creative process.

In the lead up to the opening, a press preview was held on May 15th to introduce Mr. Blahnik and his exhibition to Canadian media, providing interviews and a sneak peak into the gallery. A gala was also held that evening to celebrate the opening of the retrospective in Toronto and the end of its global tour. Mr. Blahnik arrived with his sister, Evangeline Blahnik, and his niece, Kristina Blahnik.

The Bata Shoe Museum also hosted a talk with Manolo Blahnik on May 16, 2018. In Conversation with Manolo Blahnik gave visitors a chance to listen to Mr. Blahnik discuss his thoughts on what truly inspires him, his views on the fashion industry today, and any and all details about the stunning exhibit.

Have you bought your tickets yet? Purchase them here.

Introducing… NK Artists!

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We are proud to announce the launch of NK Artists – a brand new division of NKPR that connects talent and artists we are passionate about with strategic programs and endorsements that drive their personal brands forward.

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Opening this division was a natural progression for our agency as there is so much talent who need help building their brands. We consistently develop strategic partnerships for clients that raise their profiles in meaningful ways. NK Artists is the perfect opportunity for us to deliver the same results for artists, creating programs that allow them to grow and drive their brand forward.

For more information on NK Artists, click here!

NK Artists is proud to work with:

Misty Fox - celebrity makeup artist
Misty Fox – Celebrity Makeup Artist
Caspar Haydar - luxury design, production, and event manager (lead in Sugar Stars)
Caspar Haydar – Lifestyle & Decor Expert
George Stromboloupoulous - interviewer and Hockey Night in Canada host
George Stromboloupoulous – Iconic Interviewer
Erin Kleinberg - Coveteur founder and fashion designer
Erin Kleinberg – Fashion Designer, Curator and Visionary
David Drebin - internationally renowned photographer
David Drebin – Internationally Renowned Photographer

 

Say Something: October 21

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At NKPR we always strive to be on the cusp of what’s happening and what’s new. After all – our motto is “Don’t just talk. Say something.”  Check out our weekly summary of the latest news, PR updates, social media trends and highlights that are on our radar.

The latest brand to utilize Instagram for charity? P&G. “Give a Plate” campaign encouraged people to share photos of their plates piled high at their Thanksgiving meal. For every shot, the brands donated $5 to Food Banks Canada, resulting in a $27,165 contribution. This is a great example of brands honing in on consumers pre-existing habits, making giving easier than ever. [Marketing Magazine]

Logos – we love them, we reject them…in today’s fashion climate, logos are making a comeback. Street style is showcasing brands in an in-your-face, bold way, with logo-graphic tees, sweatshirts and toques. With today’s social media connectedness, brands are leveraging the ease of consumers to tag their product – when the logo is front and centre, it functions as free press! [Business of Fashion]

CBC has become the first news centre to utilize Facebook’s new tools for TV. The tools will enable CBC to incorporate a real-time feed of public Facebook posts in its broadcasts, and measure engagement around keywords from specific programs. This effectively allows CBC to observe what demographics are tuning into their programs and where the conversation is taking place. [Marketing Mag]

Social media – does it promote or hinder the development and maintenance of relationships? Natasha discusses how social media benefits relationships in her latest blog post at Huffington Post. [Huffington Post]

And lastly…looking for some halloween costume inspiration? Buzzfeed has some fun (and clever) ideas! [Buzzfeed]