If you have never heard of Nicholas Kirkwood or his uber-luxe shoes, you definitely have been living under a rock. Last year, he beat nominees such as Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto to win the prestigious BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund and joined the ranks of previous winners with the likes of Erdem and Christopher Kane."Nicholas has created a real business in an impressively short amount of time and has become one of the world's most influential shoe designers. I very much look forward to seeing what he does next," said British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman of his win.I love his shoes designs which incorporate sculpted glamour, bright, vibrant and rich colours together with exotic materials to create shoes that have won rave reviews from Vogue,Guardian and shoe maestro Manolo Blahnik."I love what Nicholas Kirkwood does.What I love about it is that he does his own thing." as quoted from Vogue.
His creations have been worn by celebrities from Alexa Chung to Karlie Kloss(!) to Jada Pinkett Smith, proving his popularity with the A-listers of Tinseltown. Apart fromc designing celebrity favourites, he has also collaborated with Erdem, Peter Pilotto and the latest one, crafting Wizard of Oz-inspired shoes for Selfridges' Shoe Carnival.
Here are some of my favourites:
"Nicholas Kirkwood shoes are the kind you fall in love with. They're the shoes you spot across a crowded shop floor and dream about on the bus home," - Jess Cartner-Morley,