German born shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood has truly surpassed himself this season, with these bright and beautiful heels, exclusively designed for Roksanda Ilincic’s spring/summer 12 collection.
His shoes posses the perfect curves and just a slither of a contrasting colour at the heel. The aesthetic of an average court shoe from the front, but with an unusual triangular column heel, covered in a black and white checkerboard pattern.
The shoes have an element of the unexpected, as did Illincic’s clothes which were by and large, slinky dresses with a difference. Elegant with a sporty edge. Sexy with oversized sleeves or overtly flared skirts.
As a riot of colour stormed the catwalk, hot pinks clashed with turquoise, lime green juxtaposed with tangerine – it was all about colour blocks and contrasts. Silhouettes were key, a slinky column dresses in block blue and turquoise, a floor sweeping gold maxi with dropped flare skirt and a hot pink shift with exaggerated bell sleeves. Accessories came in the form of chunky ropes covered in bright fabrics and knotted around the waist and neck.
As models marched down the catwalk, showcasing Ilincic’s colourful creations, which have since been worn by the likes of Lady Gaga and Ginnifer Goodwin, I couldn’t help but look at the shoes. Some had ankle straps, others were plain courts, but all had a unique triangle shaped heel, giving them that modern, geometric edge that I love Nicholas Kirkwood for.
And for those that just can’t do heels all day, Kirkwood has designed some equally fabulous slippers in hot pink with tangerine lace overlay and a turquoise version with red piping. Glorious, statement footwear without the pain!