Archive for August 18th, 2011

Designer Spotlight: Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Matthew Kirkwood is a young shoe designer born in Munster, Germany on July 10 1980. He started his career after training at Central Saint Martins in London. After graduating, he worked with hat designer to the royals and stars Philip Treacy where he noticed a gap in the market for statement shoes. He is famous for the architectural quality in his designs and his interesting choice of materials and fabrics. He describes his inspiration, “Usually, it’s about finding an interesting organic shape, or just playing around and doodling.”

His first collection was launched in 2005, and in 2009 he opened his first solo concession space on London’s Dover Street. He collaborated with many famous brands and designers like Swarovski, Rodarte and Erdem. Many fierce Hollywood starlets like Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyonce and Rihanna are crazy about his designs.

View some of Nicholas Kirkwood‘s fabulous collection online.