MelbGirl Article: Shaz's Shoebox - Nicholas Kirkwood

on Thursday, 11 July 2013. Posted in Articles, Columns and Freelance

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Hailing from Germany, famed shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood is well-established on a global stage for creating architecturally driven designs, which feature quality fabrics and materials.

Kirkwood began his journey in the fashion industry after meeting acclaimed hat designer Philip Treacy on a ski trip and gaining the opportunity to work in his London store. If you aren't familiar with Philip Treacy, he has designed hats for numerous fashion labels including Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfield and Valentino, and also popular celebrities such as fabulous fashionistas like Lady Gaga and Sarah Jessica Parker. During Kirkwood's five years at Philip Treacy's store, inspiration struck to develop a footwear line that would be to the same design and quality standards of Philip Treacy and Alexander McQueen.

Kirkwood studied "footwear making" for merely a year before producing his first collection in 2005. Numerous awards and accolades have followed since and collaborations with other popular icons in the fashion industry have cemented his name as a high fashion shoe designer.

Kirkwood describes his approach and inspiration for his work citing "I design for a sophisticated woman with an implicit understanding of luxury who has a strong defined vision of herself and her personal style." This fashspiration is definitely reflected in Kirkwood's designs which are bold and daring, but structured and chic at the same time.

Check out some other Kirkwood shoe candy on the Nicholas Kirkwood website!


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