Shoe God Nicholas Kirkwood Brings Pop-Up to Bal Harbour
April 15, 2014 | by lisa ferrandino | Style & Beauty
You've seen his sexy shoes on Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyoncé, now shop his spring styles at the Bal Harbour Shops.
Designer Nicholas Kirkwood. (photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
British designer Nicholas Kirkwood has brought his sexy-cool style to a new pop-up shop at the Bal Harbour Shops. “I’ve always been attracted to Miami’s energy, art, and architecture,” says Kirkwood on the temporary boutique (through Sept.), which carries his men's and women's spring collection, not to mention his über-fabulous shoes.
His line in its tenth year, Kirkwood creates lust-worthy pieces and sky-high, sculptural heels worn by glamazon Hollywood actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, and America's reigning queen, Beyoncé. But for his Miami pop-up he mixes red carpet-worthy duds with easy daywear, perfect for the Miami lifestyle. “[It's] a nice split between something a bit more dressy and casual pieces,” says Kirkwood.
Nicholas Kirkwood red Swarovski-encrusted "S" sandal ($1,295).
And while he hails from across the pond, Kirkwood (who loves to hang at The Raleigh) notes pops of inspiration on his visits to Miami. “Just the colors and the spirit of the city is something I’ve always been inspired by,” he says. Indeed, playing off of the bright colors and the modern aesthetic of our fair city, Kirkwood's spring collection features red-hot stunners like the above Swarovski "S" sandal.
What's next for the designer? He's following up his buzzy shoe line with a handbag collection, and the newly launched men's line has great potential. There may even be a permanent Miami storefront in Kirkwood's near future.
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.