There are shoes that create new trends, that reshape the silhouette and accompany women into an extraordinary adventure. This and much more has a precise name: Nicholas Kirkwood. The master of design, the creator of contemporary shoes, Kirkwood presents its Resort 2015 collection that confirms once again his position : metallic colors, bright colors , lace ,pearls , and classic shapes.
After a successful year of sales,a growing fan base and with the luxury french group LVMH buying a majority stake in the company ,spring/summer 2014 finds the British designer in a colorful mood and he gives his promise that a bag collection will follow soon. A collection where the designer played with cutouts,woven silk,elaborate jacquards, embellishments and the shape of the heels. Related articles WWD : Officially ,Marc Jacobs Exits Vuitton (thecitizensoffashion.com) Marc Jacobs’ departure from Vuitton is official according to […]
For fall 2013, British footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood takes an innovative step forward. Zigzag motifs emblazon pointed pumps, while geometric bijoux punctuates spindly stilettos. From color-blocked to blocked heels, each shoe stands for unparalleled style. source modaoperandi.com
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“I was thinking about the shape and form of waves,” reveals the designer from his Mount Street flagship. The curves of a crest graphically curl around sandals and open toe nude mesh shoe boots. The idea also manifests as golden metalwork moulded into wedge soles. Elsewhere, there are suede mules lifted up on gold cigarette heels, point-toed flats in wild turquoise snakeskin and glossy candy pink patent styles with decorative neon metal toe caps. The designer […]
What is it about women and shoes? According to Dr. Valerie Steele, the director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT and the author of Shoes: A Lexicon of Style (among many other fashion books), the fixation dates back to Cinderella and her glass slippers. But that doesn’t necessarily explain women’s willingness to defy death, gravity, and blisters with the super-stacked platforms and needle-thin spikes of modern day. Shoe Obsession, The Museum at FIT’s upcoming exhibition (which, running from February 8 through April 13, was […]
Nicholas Kirkwood exploded onto the women’s footwear scene in recent years with a distinct and cutting-edge aesthetic, anchored in the abstraction of geometry and its various applications. Yet the architectural elements in his designs aren’t as obvious as Pierre Hardy’s blocks, nor are his signatures as in-your-face as Christian Louboutin’sscarlet soles. What Kirkwood does is blend his shapes in a way that creates an instantly recognizable pump, most often so with bladed recessed platforms. It’s a formula that has been wildly successful in both retail and […]