Visionary shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood has launched a nothing short of genius collection with 80s artist Keith Haring. Kirkwood explained the inspiration behind the creations came from having watched a documentary called The Universe of Keith Haring, " I couldn’t stop thinking about how amazing and prolific he was and how great it would be to incorporate his graphics into my designs". The entire collection, which boasts an array of mesmerizing designes coupled with sculpture-like shapes is on display at the newly launched Nicholas Kirkwood store on Mount Street in London. As you will see from the pictures, or perhaps if you are lucky enough to own a pair, these are not for the faint hearted or attention shy. Personally I find Nicholas Kirkwood's designs genuinely fascinating and works of art in their own right. If an un-made bed can be considered art and fawned over to the extent it makes me want to invite art critics to see my floordrobe to see what they have to say, Kirkwood is, and deservedly so, the modern day Dali of the shoe world.
While wearing these on a Friday night to dance to a David Guetta remix would look as subtle as wearing a flashing neon sign pinned to your chest or as I learned last week, wearing a t-shirt with a half naked model on it, I'd definitely be more than willing to try it.