Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Nicholas K

For those of you THIRSTING for some Nicholas Kirkwood, there's a bunch of Kirkwood-designed Chloe's on sale at

I don't know if people don't know or care that he was behind these shoes, but after finding out that he did a stint at Chloe, it was painfully obvious (to me at least) which shoes he designed. I thought at least they would have been a bit more publicized, especially seeing his recent success.

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 ChloĆ©. 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. - Source

I could be horribly, horribly wrong though! I beg for someone in the know to correct me if this is the case.

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