Thursday, May 26, 2011

Keith Haring by Nicholas Kirkwood

A collection of shoes-works of art for Spring/Summer 2011.

Take a big name of international pop art – an artist that has turned few, simple shapes into a success that is still big today – and a very creative designer specialized in jewel-like shoewear.

The combination of such not too distant worlds resulted in a playful and refined collection in which the shoes, thanks to a cascade of Swarovski crystals and deep colors, become a work of art themselves.

This is the Keith Haring by Nicholas Kirkwood collection: the models, undoubtedly fashionable, are the expression of Eighties' New York street culture and of Kirkwood’s passion for complex architectures.

The shoe models are evidently inspired by the US artist and writer: sculpture-like heels that embellish a pair of suede pumps; bows, straps, Plexiglas heels and, moreover, vibrant shades such as yellow, red and electric blue.

Born in Germany in 1980, Kirkwood has worked with John Rocha, Erdem, Rodarte, Pollini and has been a finalist of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Award 2010.


Works of art indeed!

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