THE NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD FANTASY


Said to be the McQueen of footwear, the creations of Nicholas Kirkwood immediately reveal themselves to be part footwear, part… work of art. And yet, every single pair from the designer’s S/S 2011 Collection would serve as the perfect complement to the simplest of little black (white, or tan) dresses. Fashion fantasy alert! Salacious Gucci mini + NK footwear. Sigh–I could only HOPE to don an outfit that is just that bangin’ before I die. Hell, I’d wear any pair of these with a pair of vintage Levi’s and a white t-shirt, too, if I had the chance. Sometimes, fantasies really do come true… right?!

Well, you can imagine the price tags involved here (we’re talking around $800 and beyond), but functional design that incorporates devoré satin, hand-printed suede, and materials such as python, shaved stingray, and cobra has its price, people. The German-born-British-based designer has already lent a hand to the runway shows of Rodarte and Erdem, but select pieces of his work are also on sale to the general public at Neiman’s, Bluefly, Nordstrom, and Saks, were you can actually find the exact shoe worn on the Erdem runways—what say you to that? Yup, two mega-designers in one–for $850. Dress like a model, look like a badass. Where do I sign up?
–JEAN CANDIDO
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