Manolo Blahnik plans to set up its own sales organization for the U.S. and Canada starting next Jan. 1. The new plans follow the end of a longstanding relationship between the well-known shoe designer and George Malkemus, whose license for the territory will not be renewed. Malkemus has been representing the brand in the U.S. for 37 years, achieving a high level of recognition in the market. Aged 76 and stationed in London, Blahnik was born in Spain.