Designer Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood

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Nicholas Kirkwood Hexagon pump | 100mm/ 4″ heel | available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom for $950.00

These heels feature sheer black suede mesh with a flocked velvet dot pattern texture, topped with a shimmering crystal and bejeweled hexagonal clasp at the toe. Half sizes are available.

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Lucy Liu wore Nicholas Kirkwood sandals to the 2014 Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. They’re from the Resort 2014 collection featuring a two-tone silk satin, thick ankle-strap and Swarovski crystal studded sphere attached to the heel breast. This style is available in mirrored silver leather at Forward by Elyse Walker & Ssense, colorful woven raffia at Saks Fifth Avenue & Ssense or black leather at Matches.

She joined Leighton Meester on the red carpet wearing a Vivienne Westwood Grand Tux strapless gown in black silk taffeta with a contrasting folded v-cut ivory panel at the bust and voluminous high-low skirt.

Lucy carried a Judith Leiber Drips crystal covered minaudière and also accessorized with a diamond necklace, stud earrings & rings by Lorraine Schwartz.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lucy.

This week Marion Cotillard attended the premiere of her latest film, ‘Two Days, One Night’ during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. As a veteran ambassador of Dior, she wore the brand head-to-toe including an off-white pleated silk sleeveless dress with a high-low hem from the Spring 2014 Couture collection.

These fresh-off-the-runway Resort 2015 wrap booties might have worked for a photo call but they’re much too heavy for this ultra-glamorous red carpet premiere. I wish she had taken a shoe cue from Jessica Chastain and Rosario Dawson by selecting a memorable statement pump.

Shoes She Should Have Worn:

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Stuart Weitzman Nudist ankle-strap sandal in lapis foil nappa
There’s a reason these are already the most celebrity-loved red carpet shoe of 2014, they’re the perfect strappy sandal and available in over a dozen styles.

Christian Dior Haute Couture silver buckle and cube chainmail heels rimmed with tiny roses
Marion wore these ‘modern pilgrim’ pumps to the recent Met Gala but I feel they deserve the spotlight once again. They’re exquisite and the most obvious choice as they were presented with her dress on the runway.

Nicholas Kirkwood navy satin & velvet PVC asymmetric sandals
These classic evening shoes complement the navy geometric floral appliqué and square sequin embroidery along the back of her dress.

Bionda Castana Daphne Bis white silk satin pump with a fine silver lace overlay
J’adore these romantic, feminine shoes which work with her stunning diamond encrusted oversized chain link necklace by Chopard.

Christian Louboutin tricolor Gwynitta patent leather strappy sandal
The Gwynitta is Julianne Moore’s Cannes shoe-of-choice and I would have loved to see Marion add this slight pop of teal to the mix.

Giannico Picasso pink & yellow patent leather, black satin and mirrored blue pump from the Fall 2014 collection
This is the wild card and my favorite choice for Marion. It’s easier to imagine them from this angle. I hope we see more of this burgeoning brand’s eclectic and elegant shoes on the red carpet soon.

Which pair do you like for Marion? Check out more Shoes She Should Have Worn posts.

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Roksanda Ilincic suede & PVC pumps | 105mm/4″ heel | shop at Moda Operandi & Net-A-Porter for $880

These beautiful t-strap pumps are from the Nicholas Kirkwood + Roksanda Ilincic collaboration seen on the Spring 2014 runway presented during London Fashion Week. They feature black suede, soft square tapered toe, black patent leather thick curved-shaped heel, tonal matte PVC straps accented with a small bow, snap button ankle-strap and nude leather insole. Half sizes are available.

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Nicholas-Kirkwood-Spring-2014-Collection-Sandal7Nicholas Kirkwood is a shooting star in the high fashion footwear world and soaring ever higher – if you’re not familiar with his eponymous brand, chances are you know and lust after his footwear designs for Peter Pilotto, Roksanda Ilincic, Erdem, Fendi, Rodarte, and Pollini. Unsurprisingly, the brand has jumped up on the “Must Have, Must Love” list after LVMH purchased a majority stake in the company last year, reflected in the skyrocketing sales and sudden attention from acclaimed stylists. His fabulous shoes appear on the red carpet regularly, donned by Hollywood starlets and certified celebrities alike; from Kiernan Shipka to Cate Blanchett, from Lupita Nyong’o to Saoirse Ronan, it wouldn’t be a star studded sartorial affair without a pair of Kirkwood’s not-quite-classic heels making an appearance.

A majority of the shoes are designed in a stunning leather filigree of ornate laser cut leather that really adds a punch of glamour and edge to the collection. Stating that he was inspired by the luxurious history of Morocco, those laser cut designs channel hand-painted tiles and motifs. Secondarily, Kirkwood took inspiration from one of the hottest trends in high fashion right now: sportswear. When talking to Nordstrom about the strong influence of Technicolor fabric and lace-up straps he stated, “there’s a sporty ’70s vibe that features high-tech low soles.”

The collection also plays with texture such as woven silk in neon green, brightly dyed raffia, and elaborate jacquards contrasted against metallic snakeskin. Heels vary in shape from streamline to sleek, chunky to jagged – some of the heels even include signature hidden details, like a pearl nesting under the heel or a unique triangle silhouette. If that’s the way Nicholas Kirkwood views the spring and summer season, we definitely can’t complain! It’s a festive collection that makes a statement in every sole.

If you want a Kirkwood pump that is safe to wear in an office setting – because life is sadly not all soirées and chic brunches – he’s got you covered! His trademark metallic pinheel pump makes an appearance in luscious colors such as emerald, bronze, and blazing red; those dynamic colors will provide versatility year ‘round, whether paired with a summer dress or woolen slacks. We can’t deny the appeal of a perfect heel that can take you from day-to-night with ease.

For years Nicholas Kirkwood has been building an impressive repertoire of fashion awards, we’re absolutely stoked that he’s gaining the popularity and recognition that he deserves. We can’t wait to see where he takes his flourishing label next!

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Fiery red patent leather sandal with clear PVC side straps; available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Asymmetrical strap satin sandal with a curved heel and PVC detail; available in sky blue at Nordstrom & Saks Fifth Avenue, burnt orange at Moda Operandi, navy at Nicholas Kirkwood & Montaigne Market,

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T-strap knotted leather sandals with a zig-zag shaped heel and thin padded leather straps

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Signature sandal bootie in natural snakeskin with white leather trim, woven leather front detail, leather laces and gold-tone pin heel

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Asymmetric sandal in white snakeskin with gold glitter trim, PVC inserts and gold-tone pin heel; available at Harrods or in a similar style at Saks Fifth Avenue

Nicholas Kirkwood white laser cut leather sandal Spring 2014

White laser cut leather sandal with a gold-tone pin heel; available at Neiman Marcus

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Nude leather laser-cut leather sandal with a gold-tone sculpted pin heel; available at Net-A-PorterHarrods or in black suede at FarFetch and Browns Fashion

Nude laser cut leather peep-toe slingback bootie

Nude laser cut leather peep-toe slingback bootie with a gold pin heel; available at Nordstrom and Nicholas Kirkwood

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Laser cut-out leather pointed toe pump; available at Matches for $902.00

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Black laser cut suede pointed-toe pump; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Ankle-strap sandal in nude laser cut leather with a cork platform and mirrored block heel

Nicholas Kirkwood blue raffia slingback bootie

Cobalt raffia slingback open-toe bootie with a white technical rubber platform, green leather trim and hexagonal bijoux

Nicholas Kirkwood orange raffia ankle strap sandal

Orange raffia ankle-strap sandal with fuchsia snakeskin trim, beige jacquard ankle strap and technical rubber platform; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Sage raffia ankle-strap sandal with a sky blue and holographic snakeskin trim; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Lime green raffia pointed-toe pump with a hexagonal bijoux embellishment at the toe; available in black suede at Ssense or white leather at Matches

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Grey raffia pointed toe pump with a cream hexagon; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood orange raffia hammered gold platform pump

Orange raffia round toe platform pump with a hammered gold platform; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Grey raffia round toe pump with a thick hammered gold platform; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Cobalt blue raffia pump with a mirrored block heel, iridescent green trim, cream hexagon, and white technical rubber platform

Nicholas Kirkwood Geometric printed fabric pump

Geometric printed fabric pump; available with a shorter heel at FarFetch and Browns Fashion

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Black suede platform pump with a technical rubber trim and block heel; available at Harrods

Nicholas Kirkwood green suede pointed toe pump

Seafoam suede pointed-toe pump with a white technical rubber trim and block heel

Nicholas Kirkwood nude leather pump

Nude leather pointed-toe pump with a contrasting white rubber trim and mirrored pale gold block heel

Nicholas Kirkwood leather slingback bootie

Black leather open-toe slingback bootie with a mirrored pale gold block heel; available at Nordstrom

Nicholas Kirkwood leather ankle strap platform sandal

Leather ankle-strap platform sandal with a hexagon button and block heel; available in colorful jacquard and woven raffia at Saks Fifth Avenue

Nicholas Kirkwood Silk jacquard curved heel pointed-toe pump

Geometric printed silk jacquard curved heel pointed-toe pump; available in black silk jacquard at Moda Operandi, blue jacquard  at FarFetch and woven raffia at Net-A-Porter

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Curved heel pump in natural snakeskin; available in green snakeskin at Net-A-Porter

Nicholas Kirkwood red snakeskin sandal

Red snakeskin asymmetric sandal with a thick curved heel and PVC insert

Nicholas Kirkwood black suede platform pump

Black suede platform pump with the signature angled platform and small pearl detail at the cutout heel

Nicholas Kirkwood nude silk satin sandal

Nude silk satin sandal with a cut-out heel and small pearl detail

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Sheer floral lace pointed-toe pump with a gold-tone pin heel; available in black lace at Forward by Elyse Walker & Nordstrom or red lace at Harrods & Net-A-Porter

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Cream lace round toe platform pump with a hammered gold platform

Nicholas Kirkwood crystal embellished sandal

Pale pink silk satin sandal with a crystal-studded asymmetric strap and clear PVC strap

Nicholas Kirkwood floral printed leather sandal bootie

Blue floral printed fabric sandal bootie with blue suede laces and navy leather details

Nicholas Kirkwood leather floral printed ankle cuff sandal

D’Orsay pump in glossy black patent leather with a floral-printed ankle-strap and gold-tone pin heel

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T-strap sandal in yellow & navy with thin patent leather straps and thin sculpted pin heel

Nicholas Kirkwood blue embellished ankle strap sandal

Ankle-strap sandal in teal silk satin with a blue patent leather trim, mirrored beaded straps and floral printed curve-shaped heel

Nicholas Kirkwood peep toe mule sandal wedge

Peep-toe mule wedge sandal; available in nude leather and black suede sandal with a gold chrome wedge at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Pointed-toe pumps with a sculpted gold pin heel; available in red suede, black suede & nude patent leather at Ssense or mirrored rose gold at MyTheresa

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto purple laser cut heel sandal with satin straps; available at Nicholas Kirkwood

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto turquoise and aqua laser cut heel sandal with satin straps; available at Nicholas Kirkwood or in nude at FarFetch and Kirna Zabete

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Curved heel ankle-strap sandal; available in mirrored silver leather at Forward by Elyse Walker & Ssense, colorful woven raffia at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue & Ssense, black leather at Matches & Moda Operandi

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem platform booties with an ombré lucite block heel and PVC or lace sides

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Roksanda Ilincic t-strap pointed toe pump with a flat bow detail and curved heel

Nicholas Kirkwood nude laser cut leather gladiator sandal

Nude laser cut leather gladiator sandal with a gold-tone pin heel; available at Neiman Marcus

Written by Shannon Weston

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Kiernan Shipka wore Nicholas Kirkwood pumps to the 2014 Costume Designers Guild Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. These shoes are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring sheer black floral lace, piped black leather trim and sculpted gold-tone pin heel. They’re available at Forward by Else Walker, Nordstrom and MyTheresa.

Kiernan + the young Madrid-based Delpozo label are a match made in heaven. She wore a sleeveless multicolor silk blend floral party dress from the Spring 2014 collection with a gingham printed sheer organza overlay, tiered skirt and black appliqué embellished along the wide straps.

She kept her accessories to minimum adding only round Lauren Joy pavé black diamond stud earrings set in rhodium by Dana Rebecca Designs.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kiernan.

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Cate Blanchett wore Nicholas Kirkwood sandals to the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. These shoes are from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection featuring cutout cream leather, two small front buckles, gold micro studs and 105 sculpted gold-tone metal heel. They’re available online at Net-A-Porter.

She posed wearing a Roksanda Ilincic tricolor felted wool sleeveless dress in brick red, delphinium blue and camel with a column skirt which was snagged straight off the runway from the Fall 2014 collection. Cate also added the thick gold-tone plated runway belt.

Here’s a closer look at her ivory leather Fabricca clutch by M2Malletier. Her blonde hair was pulled back in a messy French braid, before finishing with the faintest touch of blue eye shadow and shimmery nude lip.

Check out more shoes spotted on Cate.

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Anna Friel wore Nicholas Kirkwood embellished pumps to InStyle’s ‘The Best of British Talent’ Pre-BAFTA party held at the Dartmouth House. These shoes are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring white leather, gold-tone hexagonal bijoux and 105mm pin heel. We’ve also seen on them on Jessica Alba. They’re available at Matches and Moda Operandi.

As much as this looks like a jumpsuit, it’s actually a two-piece look by London-based designer Osman including metallic star & cross embroidered strapless bodice with a black ruched silk blend bandeau knotted belt attached plus navy stretch cotton blend cropped trousers from the Spring 2014 collection.

The ‘Pushing Daisies’ alum also accessorized with a romantic, wispy updo and rubellite lip.

Check out more shoes spotted on Anna.

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Nicholas Kirkwood pump | 105mm/4.1″ heel | shop at Barneys & Saks Fifth Avenue for $750

We love this new graphic design from the Pre-Spring 2014 collection which gradates in an energetic zigzag pattern from the heel to the sleek pointed-toe. It’s hard to tell from the photos but it’s actually a mixed media design using orange leather, turquoise suede and pink leather.

Half sizes are available and you can also find it in a monochrome black & white style at Barneys (105mm) & Neiman Marcus (115mm) or covered in crystals at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Nicholas Kirkwood strappy ankle-strap sandal | 115mm/4.5″ heel | shop at Matches for $1,334 and at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1295.00

Meet one of the glamorously dramatic new styles from Kirkwood’s Spring 2014 collection. Check out how they look on the foot. They feature a black suede front & thin cross-straps, black satin back, rose gold piped leather trim, clear PVC straps at the back, blush satin toe, thick curved heel and adjustable ankle-strap. If the sexy sculpted heel wasn’t enough already, it’s given another dose of pizazz with a floating Swarovski crystal encrusted sphere attached to the heel breast.

Half sizes are available and you can find a similar ankle-strap from the same collection in nude satin at Moda Operandi.

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