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Nicholas-Kirkwood-Logo-2016Known 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 Nicholas-Kirkwood-Spring-2016-shoesand 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.

Nicholas-Kirkwood-colorblock-suede-pearl-sandalFor 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.

Shop the collection at: Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, and Nicholas Kirkwood.


Briona almond-toe pump in the signature chevron print and cap-toe; available in black suede at Barneys


Leda suede tie-back pumps in raspberry suede; available at Saks Fifth Avenue or with a 90mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker & Barneys


Stella embossed cutout suede and mesh sandals; available at Net-A-Porter


Maya pearl-embellished platform sandal; available at Matches & Nicholas Kirkwood or in black suede at Saks Fifth Avenue, MatchesForward by Elyse Walker & Barneys


Stella cutout leather & suede mule sandal; available at Saks Fifth Avenue & Moda Operandi or in turquoise at Lane Crawford


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


Maya pearl-embellished platform sandal; available in blue woven raffia at Forward by Elyse Walker or pink woven raffia at Moda Operandi


Maya platform sandal with signature pearl accent in gold glitter fabric; available at Nicholas Kirkwood or in silver leather at Saks Fifth Avenue & Matches


Maya pearl platform sandal in black silk and natural cork; available at Forward by Elyse WalkerBarneys & Matches or in beige suede at Nicholas Kirkwood


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 ankle-strap sandal in metallic lurex leather; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nicholas Kirkwood


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). 


Stuart Weitzman Legwrapsong sandal | 100mm/4″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus, Stuart Weitzman and Saks Fifth Avenue

From the street to the red carpet, Stuart Weitzman’s Legwrap sandals are a must-have shoe. They’re sexy and instantly stylish with perfect heel height of 4″. Weitzman gives his playful lace-ups a colorful remix, renaming them the Legwrapsong. They feature a colorblock suede design of four colors including sapphire, emerald, ruby & tourmaline. The sandal is polished off with long corset-style laces, soft rounded toe and back-zip.

Half sizes are available and you can also find it in a creamy beige/grey color combo at Saks Fifth Avenue & ShoeScribe.



Sienna Miller was spotted enjoying a night out in London wearing Balenciaga slingback sandals. These heels are from an older collection featuring colorblock leather upper with pebbled contrast white patches at sides. You can find Balenciaga styles on discount at Yoox.

She also wore a matte-silk blouse with a ruched front panel paired with black skinny jeans. Sienna’s hair was pulled back in her signature boho bun and she carried a Mini Heroine leather shoulder bag by Alexander McQueen.

Check out more shoes spotted on Sienna.

Credit: Spiller/WENN.com


Rachel Bilson is featured in the May 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan wearing Nicholas Kirkwood platform sandals. These shoes are from the Spring/Summer 2013 collection featuring blue & yellow patent leather, pink suede and black patent leather swirl design. You can find this shoe available online at The Corner, Net-A-Porter or in black/silver at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

The ‘Hart of Dixie’ starlet posed in a eclectic ensemble including a Moschino Cheap and Chic Spring 2013 pink satin crystal-embellished strapless dress and Deborah Marquit yellow bra. Rachel’s accessories also included Kennth Jay Lane shell earrings and bracelets by Circa Sixty Three. The final touch was a Chanel Lego plexi minaudière which Diane Kruger recently carried on the red carpet.

Check out more photos from her feature and other shoes spotted on Rachel.

Credit: Fashion Scans Remastered, photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is featured in the April 2013 issue of Vogue Brazil wearing Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato pumps. This Spring 2013 colorblock heel features black & white patent leather and 1/2″ platform. Pigalle Plato is available online in black/nude at Saks Fifth Avenue, several colors at Christian Louboutin US, plum at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman or black/pink/red at Footcandy.

She posed wearing a tiger-print sheer blouse, fur vest and pant by Animale. A Saint Laurent classic fedora is perched on the table and other accessories included an Ivory Horn necklace + Shark Tooth necklace by Heather Gardner.

Rosie also wore this pump in the March ’13 issue of Vogue Spain.

Check out more photos from her feature and other shoes spotted on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Credit: Vogue Brazil, photographed by Henrique Gendre & Michelangelo Di Battista


Jessica Alba is featured in the February 2013 issue of InStyle wearing Fendi colorblock sandals. These heels are from the Spring 2013 collection featuring layers of lizard print leather and completely studded heel. This collection was a collaboration between Nicholas Kirkwood and Karl Lagerfeld’s team. They’re available online in black at LuisaViaRoma.

She posed with her two daughters wearing a Marni big floral print look from the Spring 2013 collection. Accessories included a Delfina Delettrez Infinity rubber choker and Infinity gold plated necklace.

Check out more photos from her feature, including a behind-the-scenes video and other shoes spotted on Jessica.

Credit: InStyle, photographed by Dusan Reljin


Giuseppe Zanotti platform sandal | 5.5″ heel & 1.5″ platform | buy online at Amazon for  $695

These colorblock sandals has been in several of Zanotti’s collections however this Fall 2012 style is my favorite so far. It features laguna blue & grey suede upper, peep-toe, small black suede platform, hidden platform and tapered stiletto heel. I love these colors and could pair this shoe easily with several outfits in my closet right now. Half sizes are available.



Proenza Schouler colorblock pump | 4.25″ heel | buy online at Shopbop for $525

When I first saw these heels I thought of Zara’s “interpretation” of the Louis Vuitton spring shoes. They’re obviously very different but share the similar oversized cap-toe.

These pumps are from the Pre-Fall 2012 collection featuring a matte leather cap-toe, colorblock design, patterned nylon, patent leather on the heel counter and mirrored stiletto heel. It’s available in two color variations: grey/red/tan or grey/navy/green. This style runs true to size and half sizes are available. You can also find  both of these pumps at Bergdorf Goodman.


Colorblock pointed-toe pump | 4.25″ heel | buy online at Shopbop for $525



Giuseppe Zanotti colorblock platform sandal | 6″ split wedge | available online for $695.00 at Zappos

Nicki Minaj was spotted wearing these fabulous heels in the Victoria Secret Fashion Show:

Fendi Colorblock Sandal Spring 2011

Fendi colorblock grosgrain sandal | 4 3/4″ heel; two buckle strap| Available online at MyTheresa

I love this beautiful bright colored grosgrain buckle sandal from Fendi’s Spring 2011 collection. Saks Fifth Avenue carries the same sandal featuring yellow & purple but I’m partial to the pink & blue colors.