Fashion Week Interviews

Nicholas Kirkwood Brings Moroccan Flair to Paris

Nicholas Kirkwood, the 2013 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Award winner, held an intimate presentation in the 1st arrondissement of Paris to unveil his spring ’14 line. Using three distinctive motifs, Kirkwood demonstrated his ability to create covetable footwear that appeals to a variety of lifestyles.

“You see several underlining themes in this collection,” says Kirkwood. “The first is sort of a Moroccan feel with the raffia, laser cutting and jacquards. Then, there’s a sporty ’70s vibe that features high-tech low soles. I’ve always played with hidden details, and for spring, it’s a pearl under the heel or a triangle-shaped heel. Buckles introduced for this current fall are back with a vengeance. Lastly, there are transitional day-to-evening options.”

Learn more about the British wunderkind in our exclusive Behind the Seams interview.

Qianna Smith
Photos by Ford Leland