Paris Shoe of the Day: Pollini

Paris Shoe of the Day: Pollini
Pollini fall ‘11

Nicholas Kirkwood’s newest collection as creative director of Pollini combines elements of the brand’s heritage with his own touches. The designer offers up classics reinterpreted in modern ways for a “country girl coming into the city” aesthetic, he said. Kirkwood looked to traditional Pollini details — including menswear references — and turned them up a notch with contrast stitching, oversized tassels (as seen on this bold, blue peep-toe ankle boot) and a cheeky cable-knit printed suede on neatly stacked wooden tapered heels. He played with wool felt on an evening sandal and allowed contrast-colored leather linings to peak through at the seams for bright pops of color. “I worked with classic silhouettes, like a riding boot, and then tied [that idea] together with details, such as a horse bit on pumps, but doing everything in a modern way,” Kirkwood said.