Known for shoes with sculptural forms and Italian sensibility, Nicholas Kirkwood launches an even more spectacular Spring/Summer collection this year. Aside from being equal parts practical and adventurous, the collection celebrates the 10th anniversary of the cult designer’s eponymous brand. More reason to snag a new pair of shoes, right?
Nicholas Kirkwood expertly pushes the boundaries of shoe design with its artistic craftsmanship along with its no holds barred approach to experimenting with cuts, silhouettes, colors and prints. No matter how edgy and whimsical, there is that inherent elegance and sophistication that continue to mature with every collection. This season we see more revamped signature styles that play with unique lines, forms and contours, as well as more refined shapes from narrowed block heels to a dipped heel that give the shoes a voluptuous finish, reminiscent of the curvy pumps in the 50’s.
Although there are a lot of blacks and other neutrals, the collection features a kaleidoscope of super fun colors that will surely brighten up your ensembles. An energetic palette of cobalt blue, orange, fuchsia and turquoise decorate the collection, while suede, patent leather, python, mesh and laser cut details add contrast and texture to the fancy footwear.
For color, comfort and an extra lift, the Maya pearl platform sandal fits the bill. The catchy color contrast along with the wedge heel and concealed pearl create a fun and fabulous shoe design you can wear from day to night.
Another one of our favorites is the wave Ava sandal which emphasizes Kirkwood’s use of negative space, with a silhouette that highlights both the visible and the invisible. The graphic form of the shoe, plus its sneaker lace up detail, make it perfect for any woman who knows how to have fun with fashion.
Briona almond-toe pump in the signature chevron print and cap-toe; available in black suede at Barneys
Stella embossed cutout suede and mesh sandals; available at Net-A-Porter
Prism cross-strap sandal in black suede with the signature gold-tone sculpted inset heel; available with a 90mm heel at Nordstrom
Nara lace-up leather strappy sandal’ available in black leather with a 90mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker
Ava suede trimmed wave mesh sandal booties; available online at FarFetch
Briona almond-toe pump in the signature black & white chevron print; available at Net-A-Porter
Signature arch ankle-tie sandal in black suede and piped metallic gold leather trim
Arch statement sandal in natural python with black leather trim and suede laces
Laser-cut leather platform sandals in black & white leather with gold-tone covered leather detailing
Lattice tie-back sandal in printed leather and black suede with a patent leather covered heel
Outliner ankle-strap geometric paneled pump in fuchsia-pink suede and mint-green patent-leather; available at Matches
Outliner ankle-strap geometric paneled pump in gold lurex leather with white patent leather trim; available at Matches
Outliner ankle-strap pump in royal blue with turquoise-blue suede and pink patent-leather geometric panels; available at Matches
Outliner ankle-strap sandal in coral, fuschia and mint green; available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Outliner lace-up sandals in coral suede with geometric detailing in fuschia pink suede and mint green patent leather
Outliner sandal in royal blue suede with turquoise-blue suede and pink patent-leather geometric panels; available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Glossy patent leather tie-back sandal with mesh detailing and pin thin stiletto heel
About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more).