In late 2008 Nicholas Kirkwood was appointed creative director of Pollini, replacing Jonathan Saunders. “When I took on this position, I didn’t have the full season to prepare the SS11 collection, so I decided to focus on two things that I thought could make a difference, one being to define some of the structures that would become signature silhouettes for seasons to come, and the second to work with ready-to-wear designers I believed in, collaborating on their fashion show shoes.”
To honor his idea of collaborating with designers, Kirkwood has launched the Pollini ‘Forward Designer’ Project, a unique collaboration where five select designers had shoes for their SS11 shows produced by the brand. Those involved included Preen, Manish Arora, Meadham Kirchoff, Louise Gray and Michael Van Der Ham. You can read Nicholas' Kirkwood interview at Dazed Digital regarding his new rolehere.