Challenging the conventions of luxury footwear, British designer Nicholas Kirkwood is acknowledged as one of his generation's designers. By marrying traditional and brand new craftsmanship with innovative and unusual design, he became one of the world's most talented footwear designers in just a few years.
Nicholas Kirkwood's creations focus on irreverently feminine and architectural design, curvilinear forms and sophisticated but unexpected detailing. Designs often blending genres between traditional and modern, combining strong sculptural silhouettes with an unexpected use of colour and striking textures. Kirkwood offers a new movement of aesthetic luxury in footwear, instantly recognisable and expertly hand-crafted.
After his attendance at the prestigious London design schools Central Saint Martins and Cordwainers College, Nicholas Kirkwood launched his collection in 2005. He worked alongside many established and burgeoning Ready-to-Wear designers creating stand out catwalk shoes. Kirkwood won numerous industry awards in recognition of his innovative designs including the BFC Vogue Designer Fashion and Accessories Designer of the Year 3 times at the British Fashion Awards. In September 2013, he announced a long-term partnership with the LVMH Group. Kirkwood is now pursuing the international development of his brand around the world.