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Nicholas Kirkwood's Victoria's Secret Shoes
THE fancy footwear on the Victoria's Secret catwalk this year came courtesy of Nicholas Kirkwood - who created an entire new collection especially for this year's show. Sandals crept vine-like up calves, high-top trainers came complete with roller-skate wheels and towering platform sandals were covered in sparkling crystals - the effect being that the footwear almost risked upstaging the costumes.
"Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, who styles the show, approached me earlier this year to see if I'd be interested in collaborating," Kirkwood told us. "They gave me the six themes, sketches and access to the fabrications. From there it was about creating styles that worked with each look, making sure each shoe reflected the theme."
And the themes? From Circus and Silver Screen, to Dangerous Liaisons and Angels in Bloom, each segment called for a distinct design identity.
"I didn't know exactly which model would be wearing each style but you definitely think about the personality of a Victoria's Secret model and the fantasy they look to create on the runway," he explained. "I think Victoria's Secret is so popular purely because it is a fantasy - they have fun with it and it's desirable."
Sadly, fans eager to emulate the Angels' style won't find the shoes in store.
"They were purely for the show, but we of course can make to order through our own stores," he said. "There are some styles in-store that are representative of what was seen on the runway."
So does this mark the start of a new fashion partnership? "I look forward to it if so," was the eager response.
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