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Posted on September 19, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

Have you had enough of the ubiquitous red soles? I must be honest: I’ve always loved Louboutins but sometimes I feel they’ve reached a world domination, which, in fashion, is never good. For this reason, I like turning to new brands and young designers who like experimenting with shapes and colours, maybe trying to reach the enviable cult status that Mr Louboutin has strongly got hold of. One of them is surely Nicholas Kirkwood, the British artist who has worked with many designers (Erdem, Rodarte and Peter Pilotto, among the others) and has been able to elaborate a very personal style. The platform with a unique shape is definitely his trademark, but there’s much more he has done to introduce something new in the world of women’s shoes.

In the spring/summer 2013 collection a pair of sandals has immediately caught my attention. The colour combination is just sublime – royal blue trimmed in metallic peacock blue, paired to strawberry red – and the heel is a work of art, with a shape reminiscent of a folded ribbon. They feature open details at the sides and an adjustable ankle straps; they are made of kid suede, while the heel is made of metal. 

Despite being a summery shoe, I think it would be perfect to brighten up dark wintery outfits: I would wear it with a below-the-knee pleated black skirt and matching v-neck sweater.