Nicholas Kirkwood launches ‘Nicholas Kirkwood Presents’ a series of creative partnerships at the brand’s flagship London boutique 5 Mount St, Mayfair W1.
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.
9 November 2017 sees 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.
Following a recent refurbishment of the boutique which first opened in 2011, Kirkwood who is known for a recent partnership with luxury Italian accessories brand Bulgari as well as previous collaborative work with ready-to-wear designers, saw a unique opportunity to introduce like-minded brands to his clientele who visit Mount Street to experience an enticing mix of the best British and international fashion and accessories designers.
This series will run into the new year and will be the first intimate retail foray for Eva Fehren in the United Kingdom allowing European clientele access to her hand-crafted, custom cut styles.