68 posts tagged "Nicholas Kirkwood"
Oh, the weather outside is frightful…but bright furs are so delightful. Real or faux, furs in electric hues are the savviest way to keep warm this season. However, if you’re questioning the life span of a candy-colored fur bag, take note: This isn’t just a winter trend. Between the expressionist coats at Prada and the fuzzy bags, jewelry, and Buggies at Fendi, bold fur had a major warm-weather moment on the Spring ’14 runways. Go big in a nearly neon coat, or add just a hint of fluff with a covetable key chain. Shop all of our favorite colorful pieces by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Fendi, Topshop, and more, below.
1. Topshop collarless faux-fur coat, $170, available at topshop.com
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim Ryder multi-fur shoulder bag, $1,350, available at avenue32.com
3. Albertus Swanepoel fur bomb cap, $290, available at barneys.com
4) Fendi textured-leather-and-fox monster bag charm, $580, available at net-a-porter.com
5. Nicholas Kirkwood mink-trimmed leather sandals, $1,777, available at mytheresa.com
Pillars of the British fashion industry gathered at the London Coliseum tonight for the British Fashion Awards—an annual ceremony that honors the crème de la crème of the country’s creative talents. In addition to much-coveted honors such as Womenswear Designer of the Year (which Donatella Versace presented to Christopher Kane), Brand of the Year (won by Burberry, whose Christopher Bailey also took the Menswear Designer of the Year title), Accessories Designer of the Year (won by Nicholas Kirkwood), Model of the Year (Edie Campbell), and the International Designer of the Year Award (Miuccia Prada), there were a few special prizes to bestow. i-D magazine’s founders Terry and Tricia Jones earned a standing ovation when they picked up their Outstanding Achievement Award, Marc Jacobs turned up to hand Kate Moss her Special Recognition Award, and Samantha Cameron presented a deserving Suzy Menkes with her Lifetime Achievement honor. As for the up-and-comers, J.W. Anderson took the New Establishment Award, while Simone Rocha and Agi & Sam won the emerging womenswear and menswear categories, respectively. Finally, the Emerging Accessories Designer Award fittingly went to Nicholas Kirkwood’s protégée Sophia Webster. Tune in tomorrow for complete coverage of the ceremony, as well as Kate Moss’ undoubtedly raucous after-fete. To see all the winners, visit the British Fashion Council’s Web site.
Everything old is new again—including heirloom-worthy pearls. No longer reserved for prim sweater sets and Easter brunch, pearls have gotten a forward-thinking makeover for Spring. Forgo classic stud earrings in favor of surrealist pumps, an embellished minaudière, or a playful belt. A hint of irony takes this look from “traditional” to anything but. Shop our favorite pearly pieces by Nicholas Kirkwood, Alexander McQueen, and more, below.
1. Alexander McQueen faux-pearl-embellished knitted dress, $2,915, available at net-a-porter.com.
2. Adia Kibur faux-pearl cluster bracelet, $50, available at shopbop.com.
3. Lanvin crystal-and-Swarovski-pearl belt, $2,780, available at net-a-porter.com.
4. Alexander McQueen black leather Fishscale Pearl Skull Box Clutch, $2,085, available at ssense.com.
5. Nicholas Kirkwood pearl-trimmed suede pumps, $889, available at matchesfashion.com.
Nicholas Kirkwood has never been to Morocco, but for Spring ’14, he’s in a Marrakech state of mind. High-perched styles include lacy, laser-cut leathers and raffia heels in bright orange with fuchsia details that play with a cool seventies sports feel, while a new line of super-soft moccasins in hot colors seems to point to bright horizons. But the designer’s not headed for sunny climes anytime soon: “The industry doesn’t really let you do that anymore—as soon as I’m done with this collection, I’m already late for pre-collection!” That and Kirkwood’s newly signed partnership with LVMH (“They’re the best partner you could dream of,” he said) will keep him plenty busy. On the agenda: more staff, more shops, and more smart day options, like his first thong sandal and a cork-sole moccasin that picks up on elements of the men’s collection. He’s also gearing up to “capture fashion in midheight”—to that end, he has just secured the patent to his signature triangular heel. The blowout vacation will just have to wait.