‘Chasing Sales or Pushing a
Creative Vision’ Nicholas Kirkwood in conversation with Arizona Muse

Leading footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood was joined by fabulous supermodel Arizona Muse last night, as they discussed the battle between creativity and commerciality within the luxury footwear landscape.
How to dominate the shop floor whilst also being the go-to for pioneering and experimental designs on the catwalk was discussed in-depth during the talk, hosted in the intimate yet inspiring setting of the Sarabande Foundation.

Sustainability – which particularly inspires and motivates both Nicholas Kirkwood and Arizona Muse – took centre stage as the designer discussed the wonderful challenge, but also the struggle, of creating the very first fully biodegradable luxury shoe.

‘Chasing Sales or Pushing a Creative Vision’ is the first of a two-part talk exploring the age old dilemma of combining creative and commercial and hosted by Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation. The second talk of the series, happening on February 26th, will feature artist Unskilled Worker in conversation with Katy Hessel, founder of The Great Women Artist.