Sneak preview of  the Manolo Blahnik and  Mimi Plange custom shoe to be unveiled at fashion week. Courtesy photo.

The stiletto impresario Manolo Blahnik will partner with a Ghanian born designer, Mimi Plange to unveil two pairs of custom shoes that will debut at Plange’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show on September 7th at the Asia Society in New York City.

This exclusive, Spring 2012 shoe collection will showcase the craftsmanship and heritage from Plange’s African roots, without compromising the integrity of the quintessential Manolo Blahnik shoe.

The collection was inspired by floral elements and the Eastern culture that reflects the traditional dress and spirit of the Himba women of Nambia. The two unique designs are an eggshell blue high-heel sandal featuring a handmade leather tassel and a soft blue bootie with modern shapes and