Manolo Blahnik wants his latest collection of shoes to bring a smile to women's faces.

The famous designer - who counts Sarah Jessica Parker and Victoria Beckham among his celebrity fans - is very proud of his spring/summer range and knows anyone who buys a pair will be pleased with their purchase.

Talking about the shoes, he said: "My favourite style is the Gloton in polkadot. This is a great summer shoe, which I have always loved, and variations of it have always featured in my collections. I recall a shop in New York, which sold beautiful wrapping papers with colourful polka dots. The shape of this court shoe is very classic, but at the same time versatile. You can wear it to work as well as for a night out and I like the primary colours on it, they are bright and punchy. It brings a smile to my face when I look at it and I hope it will do the same to women when they put the shoe on."

Blahnik - whose latest collection has been inspired by old Hollywood glamour, Spanish architecture and Einstein's tongue - believes it is important for women to feel good in their shoes, especially with all the negativity in the world at the moment.

He told vogue.com: "That's why I like this shoe - it's a very happy shoe; a perfect shoe for the slightly gloomy current climate. I promise that if you put that shoe on you will feel fabulous. You need to treat yourself to something amazing from time to time."