Nicholas Kirkwood

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Nicholas Matthew Schneidau Kirkwood (born July 1980) is a British footwear designer.

Early life[edit]

Nicholas Matthew Schneidau Kirkwood was born in July 1980.[1]

Career[edit]

Kirkwood studied fine art at Central Saint Martins and later learned the craft of shoemaking at Cordwainers College. He founded his eponymous shoe brand in 2004 and together with business partner Christopher Suarez, gained the attention of press and buyers for his signature sculptural shoes. His collections are currently distributed in 150 leading department and specialty stores around the world as well as three flagship stores in London, New York[2] and Las Vegas.[3]

Among other recognitions, Kirkwood has twice been named Accessories Designer of the year at the British Fashion awards,[4] and this year, became the first Accessories Designer to be awarded the British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund.[5]

Awards[edit]

2013

2012

2011

  • CONDE NAST / FOOTWEAR NEWS - Designer of the Year[7]

2010

  • BRITISH FASHION AWARD - Accessory Designer of the Year Award
  • WGSN GLOBAL FASHION AWARD - Most Influential Designer - Accessories

2009

  • BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL: A/W 2009 - New Gen

2008

  • CONDE NAST / FOOTWEAR NEWS - Designer of the Year
  • BRITISH FASHION AWARD - Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent - Accessories
  • BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL - S/S 2009 - New Gen
  • BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL - A/W 2008 - New Gen

2007

  • VOGUE ITALIA / ALTA ROMA - Who’s on Next Award for Accessory Designer

2005

  • CONDE NAST / FOOTWEAR NEWS - Vivian Infantino Award for Emerging Talent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sophia Webster Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  2. ^ West, Hattie. "American Boy", Vogue, New York, 1 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  3. ^ Strugatz, Rachel. "Nicholas Kirkwood Opens in Las Vegas", WWD, New York, 20 May 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  4. ^ Barnett, Leisa. "Nicholas Kirkwood Wins Accessory Designer", Elle, London, 11 February 2013.
  5. ^ Mower, Sarah. "London Calling: Kirkwood Wins the BFC British Vogue Designer Fashion Fund", Vogue, London, 29 January 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  6. ^ Chilvers, Simon. "Why Nicholas Kirkwood is a worthy winner of the Vogue fashion fund prize", The Guardian, 30 January 2013.
  7. ^ Smith Popp, Regina. "Designer of the Year", WWD, 28 November 2011.

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