By Natalie Ball
Nicholas Kirkwood’s flagship Boutique located in London’s Mayfair introduces a creative space which will play host to a series of takeovers and curated pop-ups aimed at promoting collaborative partnerships with various artists, designers and creatives from a range of design disciplines including jewellery, art, literature and floristry.
Liza Urla, Founder of Gemologue and Nicholas Kirkwood presented a partnership with New York based fine jewellery designer, Eva Fehren. Fehren a CFDA nominee draws inspiration from New York City’s geometric urban patterns and architectural elements congruous to Kirkwood’s own collection of graphic and bold designs that subvert expectations and present a new kind of aesthetic luxury in footwear. Much like jewellery design, Kirkwood always experiments with contrasts and tensions, tradition and tech– a series of juxtapositions that Fehren also explores. Fehren’s work also uses hexagons frequently, a key Nicholas Kirkwood visual signature and plays with precious materials such as kite-cut diamonds in an irreverent feminine way, much as Kirkwood does with his ubiquitous use of pearls.