Way back then when Abbey Lee took a tumble in Nicholas Kirkwood's Star Wars inspired heels on the Rodarte catwalk, the designer refused to take any responsibility. ‘As long as the heel didn't break, I'm not taking the blame! Anyway, the platforms were only about six inches.' But it looks like Nicholas has slowly developed a case of high-heel guilt. Maybe it was the Prada models falling in Milan. Or the Pucci ones. Either way, Nicholas is looking forward to a flat future. ‘I'm pretty much over the five-inch-high platform and girls tripped all over the place. Granted, I've been responsible for some of that. I have sympathy, I do,' he confesses this week. So what's our award-winning British designer going to do about it? ‘Next season's shoes should be more manageable, I'm feeling ready for a more refined, lighter, more feminine look. I'm working on a pair of flats, but for me, it's either super-high or super-low. There's no point messing with anything in between.' We couldn't agree more. But Nicholas Kirkwood flats? Something tells us that they'll make us feel as special as his famous five-inchers. [The Cut]
Nicholas Kirkwood: Extreme heels are over!
18 December 2008
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