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Erdem X Kirkwood
Rising British clothing star Erdem Moralioglu, whose hot-ticket runway shows have attracted heavyweights such as Carine Roitfeld and Suzy Menkies, has paired with Nicholas Kirkwood on footwear this season. Kirkwood took Erdem’s signature prints and added four of them to straight-heeled, hiking-inspired ankle boots that come in burgundy, teal and black leather. “It was very much a collaborative effort,” said Kirkwood. “It was my interpretation of hiking boots, but I kept in mind his aesthetic.”
Tommy Hilfiger isn’t the only designer focusing on the duck shoe for fall ’10. London-based designer Rae Jones, who unveiled her fall collection at Somerset House (London Fashion Week HQ) made the look more ladylike when she added rubber-ribbed toecaps to elegant styles. This season the designer, who is also working on the new Radley shoe collection produced by Kurt Geiger, will skip Milan and instead take her Portuguese-made collection to Premiere Classe.