Nicholas Kirkwood welcomes you to the wild, wonderful, and wavy world he’s created for his spring 2013 collection!
The YNS-favorite designer’s “Miami South Beach” inspiration is evident in his shoes’ swirly straps, winglike cutout heels, and crazy bright beach colors. Flats get wavy cap toes. Knee-high gladiator sandals boast a water-snake-embossed design. Even simple suede slingbacks didn’t escape getting a subtle bump in their stiletto heels to mimic an ebbing swell.
If the 100+ spring/summer 2013 designs aren’t proof enough of how immensely inspired Nicholas Kirkwood has been for this collection, take a look at the heels: he’s experimented with a broad range of widths, heights, and shapes. The forever sexy stiletto heels are there, but so are iridescent triangular heels, thick flatforms, loopy wedges, and (gasp!) mid-height block heels. Kirkwood says the new mid-height is “a way to get that height that people want without being so mumsy.” Will other designers follow suit and finally give women’s poor feet a break?
This is a huge collection, and even if we’ve already narrowed down our picks to 20 styles, it’s still overwhelming. If you can handle it, view its entirety here. Nicholas Kirkwood shoes can be found at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Here are our 20 picks from the Nicholas Kirkwood spring 2013 shoe collection: