I’ve been intrigued by Nicholas Kirkwood’s shoe line ever since I discovered it during The Room at the Bay’s The Next British Invasion event last Fall, though cautiously so. The designs are as close to artwork as shoes can get, so even Kirkwood’s tamest work is outside of this shoe addict’s comfort zone. Having picked up my very first pair of Kirkwoods during a shoe shopping spree at The Room’s recent end-of-season sale, I’m feeling decidedly braver and ready for a pair that pushes my footwear boundaries even further.
Enter these floral lace sandals from the Spring 2011 collection – sounds innocent enough, right? But where this particular sandal and the dainty, lady-like Valentino lace pumps that already permeate my closet diverge is at the suede latticework, shoestring laces and the signature Kirkwood contoured platforms. There may be lace involved, but these sandals are not for the faint of heart.
Are you up to the challenge of rocking these fierce platforms? Available at Bergdorf Goodman for $1,195.