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Nicholas Kirkwood

Company Details

www.nicholaskirkwood.com
5B Mount Street
London
W1K 3NE

Biography

Nicholas Kirkwood Biography

Lookbook

Nicholas Kirkwood Lookbook

UK Stockists

Dover Street Market
Harrods Shoe Boudoir
Browns
Harvey Nichols
Liberty
Cruise

International Stockists

Scanlan and Theodore, Australia
Jean Brown, Australia
Kasha, Austria
J Boutique, Bahrain
Coccodrillo, Belgium
RA, Belgium
Vision, Bulgaria
Hudson's Bay The Room, Canada
On Pedder, China
Maria Concept, Croatia
Il Prato, Dominican Republic
Boutique 1, Dubai
Harvey Nicholas, Dubai
Saks Fifth Avenue, Dubai
Beymen, Egypt
Le Bon Marche, France
L'Eclarieur, France
Maria Luisa, France
Colette, France
Gago, France
Martine Chambon, France
Apropos, Germany
The Corner, Germany
Theresa, Germany
On Pedder, Hong KOng
On Pedder, Indonesia
Brown Thomas, Ireland
10 Corso Como, Italy
Antonia, Italy
Bagheera, Italy
Base Blu, Italy
Diva Boutique, italy
Divincenzo, Italy
Fiacchini, Italy
Galiano, Italy
Guidi, Italy
Giulia di Muro, Italy
Jade, Italy
Luisa Via Roma, Italy
Pozzilei, italy
Ratti, Italy
Tip Tap di Adani, italy
Tiziana Fausti, Italy
Vinicio, Italy
Idea by Sosu, Japan
Le Ciel Bleu, Japan
Opening Ceremony, Japan
Armonia, Kazakhstan
10 Corso Como, Korea
Alothman, Kuwait
Plum Concept, Lebanon
Work In Progress, Monaco
Tres Confidentiel, Morocco
Florianska 6, Poland
Maria Luisa, Qatar
East 51, Qatar
Iconique, Romania
Tsum, Russia
Ardecolini, Russia
Icon, Russia
VIP, Russia
SID Concept, Saudi Arabia
DNA, Saudi Arabia
On Pedder, Singapore
Ekseption, Spain
Arias, Spain
Santa Eulalia, Spain
Lovers Lane, Switzerland
Club 21, Thailand
Beyman, Turkey
Sanahunt, Ukraine
Glianets, Ukraine
Bolero, Ukraine
Conte, Ukraine
Kardinal Commandor, Ukraine
Barney's, USA
Bergdorf Goodman, USA
Blake, USA
Capitol, USA
Forty-Five Ten, USA
Grocery Store, USA
Hirshleifer's, USA
Wynn, USA
Jeffrey, USA
Jimmy's, USA
Kirna Zabete, USA
Maxfield, USA
Mona Moore, USA
Neiman Marcus, USA
Nordstrom, USA
Saks Fifth Avenue, USA

Nicholas Kirkwood

An alumnus of prestigious design schools Central Saint Martins and Cordwainers, Kirkwood’s eponymous collection launched in spring 2005.

The collection was comprised of architecturally inspired pieces with a blend of genres subverting the relationship between femininity and modernity. This won Kirkwood the attention of Grace Jones and Cecilia Dean of celebrated art-house publication Visionaire as well as a design stint at Chloé. Craftsmanship plays an integral role in every collection. It is this perfection of craftsmanship itself that has a stylistic value highlighted by the use of geometric forms and strong clean lines, all inspired by structural shapes. The shoes are free of excessive decorative elements, the focus always being on innovation of form.

Seasonal trends appear in Kirkwood’s work unintentionally and are always at the zeitgeist rather than following or emulating it. SS 08’s collection is full of signature vertiginous heels either in a stiletto pump with its cone heel slimmed down to give a fervent look, or for maximum impact, in extended cigarette heels with a backwards-slanted platform on the sole. Wedges are open-toed, covered with laser cut mirrored leather and uppers of crinkle patent or rubberized suede. Almond-toed lizard strappy sling-backs have large mirror-Perspex buckles giving them a fresh twist.  The collection has already won him the prestigious AltaRoma Vogue Italia award for accessories design in July and the commendation of American Vogue’s Editor at Large André Leon-Talley.
 
Kirkwood has collaborated with Swarovski resulting in a sub-collection of black evening shoes, all featuring a sliced into heel with a large black sphere-cut crystal suspended in it. A black fabric formed of 100s of mini Swarovski crystals contrasts with lizard and satin. An open-toed, cigarette-heeled sling back platform features a new technique of slicing into the leather at the vamp with a metallic insert, finished with intricate stitching, giving a fan-like effect which will be featured in an upcoming Swarovski exhibition in London.
 
The SS08 collection can be found at leading retailers worldwide including: Dover Street Market, Browns, Harvey Nichols, On Pedder, Coccodrillo, Le Bon Marche, Via Bus Stop, Maxfield, Podium and select others.


Nicholas Kirkwood won the Accessory Designer Award at the British Fashion Awards 2010.

Shortlisted for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2012.

Nicholas Kirkwood won the Accessory Designer Award at the British Fashion Awards 2012.

Nicholas Kirkwood won the Accessories Designer Award at the British Fashion Awards 2013

Contact details

Sales Contact

Christopher Suarez
studio@nicholaskirkwood.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7499 5781

Press Contact

Liana Graves at Starworks
liana@starworkslondon.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7318 0400

Juliana Ribeiro
jribeiro@framenoir.com
Tel: +1 (0) 21 2226 2196

Showrooms

Paris

Salle De Bal
60 rue de Turenne
Paris
75003


02 - 07 June 2014

Sales

Josephine Papasavvas
josephine@nicholaskirkwood.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7499 5781

New York

91 Horatio Street
NY 10014

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