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There are several new shoes at Moda Operandi worth mentioning! I first wrote about all of these styles in my London and Milan Fashion Week posts.

The Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto shoes, as usual, received lots of attention during London Fashion Week. There’s so much going on and yet everything works beautifully together.

I have mixed feeling about the Versace shoes. I was excited when I saw the lace-up booties on the runway however I’m not crazy about the side stitching, it reminds me of an ice-skater + caveman shoe.

Matthew Williamson debuted a new signature footwear line to celebrate the brand’s 15 anniversary. The platform sandals feature heavy embellishment and sculpted, wavy platforms.

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Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto; trunkshow runs until October 11 at 12pm EDT
Beaded rope printed bootie featuring patent leather, printed silk; available in pink, orange & blue

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Versace accessories; trunkshow runs until October 7 at 12pm EDT
Both gladiator boots feature a back exposed zipper, Versace medallions and PVC insert at the toe, available in black & nude | Champagne nude pump covered in gold rectangles with a PVC insert | Completely lace-up bootie with side stitching detail available in bluenude and black

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Matthew Williamson accessories; trunkshow runs until October 12 at 11pm EDT
Ri Ri Raj nude embellished platform sandal | Guava snakeskin sandal with embellished ankle-stap and pink details | New Wave platform sandal with printed silk & patent leather upper with a blue suede covered platform and sculpted heel

How Moda Operandi works: They debut several new collections available on pre-order for a limited time. Each trunkshow run for 3-7 days where you can pre-order the styles (many pieces will never be available in stores). You pay a 50% deposit and the other half is due when the item is ready to be shipped.

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Peter Pilotto – Spring 2011 | London Fashion Week

Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto

Kirkwood has produced the Peter Pilotto’s show shoes for the past two seasons. This collection includes open toe sandals with a stylised laser cut metal heel, accented with a polished leather outer and platinum mirrored front straps.

Nicholas Kirkwood opened a pop up online store for 5 days selling his new recently showcased designs for Peter Pilotto directly from his web site.

Erdem – Spring 2011 | London Fashion Week

Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem Spring 2011

This is Kirkwood’s second season collaborating with Erdem. The designs for the Spring 2011 collection resembled ballet slippers wrapping up the calf. This collection features multi-color floral printed satin tie-up sandals with red suede straps and stacked leather heels.

Two designs from this Spring 2011 collection are also for sale on the pop up online store available for 5 days directly from Kirkwood’s web site.

Rodarte – Spring 2011 | New York Fashion Week

Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte Spring 2011

Nicholas Kirkwood brings Rodarte’s collections to a whole new level. He’s been creating shoes for Rodarte since spring/summer 2009. Rodarte’s “seventies suburbia” spring 2011 inspiration was accented with Kirkwood’s super-sculptural gold platforms. The platform wedges are hand carved from wood featuring butterflies and flower shapes.

Prabal Gurung – Spring 2011 | New York Fashion Week

Nicholas Kirkwood for Prabal Gurung Spring 2011

This was Nicholas Kirkwood’s first collection with Prabal Gurung. These striking stilettos complimented Prabal’s graphic collection. The designs feature mixed textures such as leather and latex in 5 bold color combinations in shades of black, white, sand and coral. The 5 latex straps that wrap around the ankle were influenced by African tribal necklaces.

Nicholas Kirkwood for the Pollini Forward Designer Project:

Louise Gray, Pollini/Kirkwood – Spring 2011 | London Fashion Week

Nicholas Kirkwood Pollini for Louise Gray Spring 2011

Nicholas Kirkwood was appointed creative director for Pollini and recently just launched the Pollini Forward Designer Project which collaborates with 5 designers. One of the collaborations was with designer Louise Gray.

Louise Gray’s collection was described as crafty, colorful and tribal. The shoes featured bright plastic uppers and scalloped tractor-like rubber soles; a Pollini signature.

Preen Pollini/Kirkwood – Spring 2011 | London Fashion Week

Nicholas Kirkwood Pollini for Preen Spring 2011

The Pollini and Preen collaboration was also apart of Kirkwood’s Pollini Forward Designer Project. Preen’s collection was inspired by a trip to Egypt and the shoes were delicate featuring minimalistic sandals and mesh booties.

Michael van de Ham – Spring 2011 | London Fashion Week

Michael van de Ham Pollini Spring 2010

Michael van de Ham’s spring 2011 collection was all about texture. Pollini’s use of leather and summery velvet for the shoes was a perfect compliment. The heels feature both leather and velvet with chunky laces tied in a large knot.

Meedham Kirchhoff – Spring 2011 | London Fashion Week

Pollini for Meadham Kirchhoff Spring 2011

From the stage to the accessories and even the shoes – everything was embellished. The shoes were decorated with beading and sequins on top of a sparkled base with black or blue piping. The cutout sandals featured a small platform with chunk heel.

Manish Arora – Spring 2011 | ParisFashion Week

– scheduled to show at Paris Fashion Week

More articles on Nicholas Kirkwood:
Nicholas Kirkwood’s Fall 2010 Collection

Sarah Jessica Parker in Nicholas Kirkwood

16 Must-Have Boots for Fall 2010

Pictures from Style.com, Nicholas Kirkwood, Louise Gray, & Elle