Ladies, I’m sure you all know Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, but have you heard of a young shoe legend by the name of Nicholas Kirkwood? Do yourself a favour and read the linked article about him so you are not missing out on one of the most important things in life- glamorous shoes.
Manolo is a Spanish-Czech who has collected more awards than you can shake an over-rated SJP’s stiletto at. As for Jimmy Choo, people only know Tamara Mellon because the Malaysian sold 50% of his business and went to design couture shoes in the dark. The French designer Christian Louboutin, who has patented his red-lacquered soles, used to sneak out during school when he was 12, to watch show-girls dance. Don’t get me wrong, these 3 are the pioneers of fine footwear of the 20th century. But Nicholas Kirkwood the Brit, he is something else.
“My heels are like modern architecture as opposed to Baroque – there is no pointless decoration,” says Kirkwood.
Kirkwood’s preferred audience are ‘women with presence and intellect.’
‘Shoes’, according to Manolo, ‘ help transform a woman.’ And with Kirkwood’s shoes, she becomes a superwoman.