When you see a pair of Nicholas Kirkwoods, they are not just shoes; they are ‘bold sculptures’ on one's feet. Viewed as a new type of luxury footwear, these pieces of art were first launched in 2005, modestly made out of his own home. The designer had previously attended the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s school of art and design.
After only six years of being in business, the doted designer opened his first flagship store in London. Then, in 2013 LVMH garnered a 51% stake in the brand. The designer said that he is truly happy with this proceeding, as it gives him the possibility to focus on his role as Creative Director, while the conglomerate has the tools and experience to take the branding part to higher level.
A cool aspect to many of his shoe designs is that there is a pearl incorporated in it, which is not always viewable from all angles. Due to his unique designing capabilities, many celebrities can be seen in their Nicholas Kirkwoods. Globally celebrated women like Miranda Kerr, Jessica Alba, Doutzen Kroes, Jada Pinkett Smith and many more can be found in his flattering designs.
The designer has expressed that he is definitely open to designing bags, jewelry and maybe furniture in the future. LE CONCEPT will keep an eye open for these exciting endeavors. We cannot wait!