Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood
Nicholas Kirkwood
Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood

Combining high craft with cutting edge technology, British designer Nicholas Kirkwood is amongst his generation’s globally acknowledged leading shoe designers. His architecturally inspired pieces are defined by daring innovation in the use of unconventional materials and techniques.

Creation date: 2004
Managing Director: Nina Zukanovic
Head office: 18 Marshall Street, London, W1F 7BE, United Kingdom
Website: www.nicholaskirkwood.com

Identity

Noticing a gap in the market for statement shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood launched his eponymous brand in 2005, challenging the conventions of luxury footwear and earning the Conde Nast Footwear News Vivan Infantino Award for emerging talent in 2006. To date, he has won accolades from the likes of the British Fashion Council and the Vogue Fund Award, as well as critical acclaim for his innovative collections, which feature a blend of tradition and modernity.

His architecturally inspired designs are defined by the combination of high craft and tradition with the cutting edge of technology and the unexpected. More recently, Nicholas Kirkwood has embarked on a journey towards sustainability, achieving a series of unprecedented improvements in the fields of sustainable fashion, particularly applied to luxury footwear.

Nicholas Kirkwood is a modern luxury brand that experiments with art, fashion and technology to create exceptional design and creative content. Committed to finding new ways of making shoes better, Nicholas Kirkwood continues to challenge the status quo of what it means to be a luxury brand, without compromising the quality of his designs and materials.

In September 2013, Nicholas Kirkwood announced his partnership with fashion conglomerate LVMH Group.

Nicholas Kirkwood, Creative Director © Nicholas Kirkwood

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Nicholas Kirkwood Casati Pearl is where strength meets elegance. Large pearls inlaid on the heel of the signature nappa combat boot provide structure and make a strong statement. A favourite among celebrities, and fashion cognoscenti, its studied lines and unexpected elements and highlights make it a unique yet timeless style.

The CASATI Combat Boot © Nicholas Kirkwood

Savoir-faire

Craftsmanship plays an integral role in each of Nicholas Kirkwood’s collections. The designer’s ability to merge his contemporary approach and ideas with tradition pushes the creative limits of design. Entirely handmade in Italy, the production of Nicholas Kirkwood’s shoes is executed with acute precision and attention to detail at each stage. The materials are of the highest quality and carefully chosen to push the boundaries of sustainability in luxury footwear, resulting in extraordinary creations.

Nicholas Kirkwood working with expert craftsmen to create his collections © Nicholas Kirkwood

Outlook

Nicholas Kirkwood continues to increase and strengthen its presence, brand awareness and customer connectivity in key markets, through a focused global online and offline strategy. With a flagship boutique in the heart of London’s Mayfair and a newly launched integrated e-commerce platform providing world-wide shipping to its customers, Kirkwood continues to nurture his community of loyal customers and strong believers in his brand and vision. Temporary, curated pop-up spaces reinforce existing points of sale and create an opportunity to introduce a new clientele to its ethos.

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