Nicholas Kirkwood chose the Aigles Room at the Hotel de Crillon to present the new spring summer collection Pollini by Nicholas Kirkwood.
Pollini keeps its heritage aesthetic with modern touches as the British designer draws inspiration from African printed textiles, basket weaving and Nigerian tribal masks. This season continues to play with scale and proportion, with further focus on subtle contrasts of colour.
Signatures of the brand are prevalent in woven raffia facings, equestrian influenced brogues and boots, and wooden soles whilst simultaneously, Kirkwood expands these classic concepts through the introduction of clogs, platforms, mirror plexi and metal detailing.
A lighter leather construction with hand stitched details and finished raw edges give the collection’s masculine styles a softer edge. Metallic leathers reminiscent of architectural mirrors and asymmetric flowing lines give off a feel of liquid metal. Colour contrasts are incorporated into tassel details, zigzags, and matt textures standing out against two toned lacquered paint finishes, while chunky heels and fishnet laser cut leather create a 90’s element.
Each story is accompanied by a range of signature bags, in soft metallic leathers, fluoro colour blocking, and woven canvases.
Spring summer will be available in stores and on the recently relaunched global online boutique, www.pollini.com, from February 2013.