September 1 2014

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Hitting The Tiles, Damage-Free, With Nicholas Kirkwood


First, there was penicillin. Now this: a super yacht with the first floor
ever designed to accommodate guests in high heels. No more sinking your stilettos into a teak floor—this is invention at its most creative. And naturally, the yacht, named Big Fish, moored on the River Thames, was where Nicholas Kirkwood threw a party last night to preview his upcoming Resort collection.

Yours for only 26 million euros, or a mere $200,000 per week, the Big Fish was also where the Kirkwood faithful inaugurated the new floor to make sure it stuck to its promise. Stiletto-proof? Absolutely. Try as we may (both with dancing and shuffling around from the waves), no one could put a dent in that floor, not even with a pair of Kirkwood’s 5-inch stonkers.

The collection included some stand-up pieces: a gold, structured high heel and an orange and red snakeskin heel: “I think Freido Pinto would look amazing in these,” Kirkwood told “This shoe really demands a nice brown skin tone and her coloring fits that bill.”

Kirkwood also revealed news certain to thrill his working girl fans: the launch of the mid heel. “The idea is to create a mid heel that has the same energy and excitement as our high heels,” he says. “We didn’t want to do it in a mumsy way—we are taking our time and making sure the 2-3-inch heel meets all of our standards, and yes, that you can wear for ten hours a day.”

Photo: Courtesy of Nicolas Kirkwood

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