Shopping in London used to mean Topshop, now it means cheap vintage and Nicholas Kirkwoods. You can find his brilliant shoes at Seven New York, but only a few at a time -- you can walk into Browns or Liberty and find piles. And for the Summer of Love/Liberty celebration of Carnaby Street’s 50th anniversary, Kirkwood's taken two of their signature floral prints, the Bounty (from the 1980s) and the Santa Maria (from a popular 90s tea dress), and covered his signature rock and roll heels with the feminine prints. The buckled shoe comes stacked on an angular platform and five inch heel, at left, and lands in stores at the end of May. In honor of the 50th we expect loads of one off florals -- Liberty print dino bags from Giles? Floral sundresses from Stella? Headbands from Luella? We'd fly to London just for that.
Nicholas Kirkwood Designs With Tea and Cigarettes, No Mood Boards Please!
On Friday evening, Nicholas Kirkwood celebrated the opening of his first US store with a trove of glitterati friends, and of course, some seriously incredible shoes. While Voguettes swanned in one corner, young designers chatted in the other, all waiting their chance to receive Kirkwood, who acted the part of the gentlemanly host—even helping up a guest who had taken a fall in the store’s garden. “I just got off an airplane from Copenhagen, and I came straight here for Nicholas," Derek Blasberg told us. "Every time I see him I tell him to do some men’s, I can’t quite shove my hooves in these.”