Wanted: Nicholas Kirkwood’s Gorgeous Keith Haring Heels


The boldly simple, instantly recognizable art of Keith Haring has always been a natural fit for fashion. But sometimes it feels like those appropriations have cheapened, rather than paid tribute to, his work. (See, for example, Uniqlo’s line of Haring T-shirts.) We’re much more excited about shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood’s new collection of heels, in collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation. Inspired by a viewing of the documentary The Universe of Keith Haring, Kirkwood has created a stunning line of brightly colored, crystal-encrusted, and surprisingly shaped shoes decorated with Haring’s characters and motifs. There’s even a bedazzled, pink-wheeled pair of knee-high roller skates. Check out some photos of our favorites after the jump, then visit the great UK blog Style Bubble for more images, a video about the project, and a some more information about the collection.

[via BlackBook. All images via Style Bubble]