You'll never guess the inspiration for Nicholas Kirkwood's first collection for Rodarte. It's STAR WARS! Confused? Well, for anyone who's not up on their sci-fi characters, (no, we're not either!) Nicholas decoded: ‘The white shoes were Storm Trooper, the gold ones are C-3PO, the broken mirror heels with blue bands represented R2-D2. And the black ones? Darth Vader!' We thought our new favourite shoe designer would still be lapping up the glory when we caught up with him the day of Rodarte's show, but the modest workaholic watched the show online from London because he's busy working on ideas for next winter already. Star Trek next?
PS, for anyone wondering about the model who took a tumble during the Rodarte show due to her ridiculously high heels, Nicholas takes no responsibility. ‘As long as the heel didn't break, I'm not taking the blame! Anyway, the platforms were only about six inches...' Easy!