But he wasn’t in New York City for long before heading off to his next destination. “A few hours,” he said. “I’m off this evening.”
Neon City: Blue suede with luminescent foil detail and luminescent laces, plus black acrylic glass heels with luminescent ‘Neon’ motif inserts.Courtesy of brand.
Prior to NYC, Kirkwood was in Asia, including a stop in Singapore for On Pedder. “We just did Hong Kong, Singapore and Jakarta. It was a lot — I did a talk in each of the cities and went to one of the design schools over there,” he said. “I’m heading back to Shanghai to do it again in two weeks.”
Pac-Man: Black suede with black patent border and electric blue foiled kid trim, with 6mm square-cut tinted crystal and jet Pac-Man motif and lacquered black heel with acrylic glass marquetry insert.Courtesy of brand.
Kirkwood recalled a memorable consumer story from a Jakarta event: “We had one lady buy six pairs,” he said. “I was trying to get her to buy 10.”
When asked about taking time off for the holidays, Kirkwood joked, “No, no time off. Time off is for the wicked.”
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 22: Designer Nicholas Kirkwood attends Nicholas Kirkwood celebrates the ’10’ Collection with Bergdorf Goodman on Oct. 22, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Nicholas Kirkwood)Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman
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“Something that is really impractical, always out late at night. It gets quite worn in, loves a cab home. Sometimes gets lost,” he said.
“10 Collection” NC-PO: Hand-tinted engraved mirror calf with twisted satin ‘electrical wire effect’ stringing detail and chromed heel with acrylic glass marquetry insert.Courtesy of brand.
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