The footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood is moving his presentation from Paris to London Fashion Week.
In September, show goers will experience an immersive and experiential display of his latest collection. The designer told Business of Fashion that the relocation made sense as London is where he and the studio are based, and where he seeks much of his inspiration. He added:
“I’m not going to do it in a traditional runway format, there will be other elements that make it far more of an experience. It’s something I will continue to do.”
His bold and quirky shoe designs have won him a global fandom, but he is also keen to branch out into bags, and following his recent collaboration with Bvlgari we think he can deliver something special.
“Bags will be one of the categories. Then I would also love to tackle jewellery and sunglasses, and potentially also furniture. It’s about supplying my aesthetic to a product,” says Kirkwood. “To have the show [in London] is a first step forward. I want to remind people of the type of shoes that I do, and this is the right opportunity to show that.”