Also very pretty is the navy suede and silk satin “S” sandal with 105mm (about 4 inch) heel. They’re highlighted with a glitter trim. The touch of PVC is probably necessary to make the “S” illusion work, and hopefully won’t be too prominent when worn. The sandals cost £540 (US$900).
The collection also includes an almost compulsory pair of the Nicholas Kirkwood angled platforms. I am starting to feel bored of this design, I must say. I feel the same way about it as I do when I see the Alexander McQueen Armadillo heel these days: move on already. McQueen is long dead, so it is understandable that his look should be frozen in time but I wonder what Nicholas Kirkwood’s excuse is? Every designer is searching for their signature look I suppose.
On the bright side, the collection is limited to just one pair of the angled platforms, and they are magnificent. In a gorgeous orange raffia, the round toe platform has a shimmering hammered gold platform and heel. The platform height is 30mm (just over 1 inch) and the heel height 130mm (just over 5 inches), making for an effective heel height of 4 inches. They retail for £640 (US$1,062) from Nicholas Kirkwood.
The the rest of the collection doesn’t excite the interest so much. If colour-blocked sandals are your thing though (we say they’re on the way out) then you’ll be in heaven. See the whole Nicholas Kirkwood spring / summer 2014 collection here.