Shoes inspired by tropical locales, a collection fit for a Disney princess
, and more ruffles, bows, and roses
than you can shake a stick at: It's clear that Nicholas Kirkwood
traffics in a very specific sort of fantasy — one where fashion is fanciful, cab fare is plentiful, and you always have a dashing Prince Charming to lean on if your six-inch heels hurt.
Kirkwood's summer collection is no exception. Trading his usual vampy blacks and reds for a more refreshing palette of silver, mints, and pinks, Kirkwood pairs his laid-back, resort-town colors with exquisite shapes ranging from monster platforms to ladylike slingback pumps. There's even (gasp!) sensible flats. Good to know Kirkwood's looking out for those of us who don't
arrive by horse-drawn carriage.
Click on for our 12 favorite Kirkwood creations.