Nicholas Kirkwood's 10th anniversary collection arrives in Dubai

Nicholas Kirkwood's 10th anniversary collection arrives in Dubai

Exclusive birthday showcase at Level Shoe District

Text: Shannon Wylie

Image: Level Shoe District

Shoewear designer Nicholas Kirkwood has channelled his greatest influences into a collection of 10 statement shoes for his first decade anniversary

Nicholas Kirkwood's eponymous brand has just turned 10 and to celebrate the designer has launched his latest collection exclusively in the Middle East at Level Shoe District. "I wanted to celebrate 10 years of the brand with a collection that sums up many things for me and what I stand for," confirmed Kirkwood.

"To go back to the essence of why I started designing shoes; to challenge convention and subvert people's ideas of what footwear should look like and in this case, for '10', I wanted to experiment with graphicism in a, quite literally, playful way. '10' explores the concept of being ten-years-old again and the excitement of discovering something for the first time."

The 10-strong collection of heels is a nod to pac-man, punk and pop culture. "Many big defining moments in pop culture have a strong influence on me, but growing up in the 80s, the culture of arcades, toys and films was the first I actively participated in, and it's this energy I wanted to recreate!"

Here's a first look at Nicholas Kirkwood 10 collection...

Neon City


Back to the Sneaker


Game Over

Couture Code

Fast Car

Short Circuit


Millennium Butterfly