LVMH invests in Nicholas Kirkwood

It was only a matter of time

British shoe maestro - and this year's ELLE Style Awards Accessory Designer winner - Nicholas Kirkwood is today celebrating LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton taking a majority stake in his business.

It’s the latest in a flurry of acquisitions that’s seen Kering (formerly PPR) acquire stakes in Christopher Kane and NY wunderkind Altuzarra. LVMH is also said to be eyeing Kirkwood’s Brit peer JW Anderson.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Speaking to WWD, Kirkwood said that the investment – the size and terms of which have not been disclosed – would allow him to ‘focus on doing the creative, and really be able to explore new things’.

‘The next step will probably be handbags, but I have no timelines to do that,’ he added.

Since the launch of his business in 2005, the Central Saint Martins and Cordwainers alumnus’ sculptural designs have become a red carpet staple, regularly worn by the likes of Diane Kruger, Alexa Chung and Miranda Kerr.

He has also been creative director of Pollini since 2010; little wonder that support from a conglomerate such as LVMH is something he terms ‘essential’ to growing his own business.

Celebrity Style
Share
Caitlyn Jenner: 'I Had to Find Strength Within Me'
The Olympian stars in H&M's newest ad, 'For Every Victory.'
Hari Nef in the Mansur Gavriel AW16 Campaign
Fashion
Share
In today's good news, Mansur Gavriel is launching womenswear
​#SpreadJoy
Best Pictures from Star Trek Beyond Premiere
Celebrity Style
Share
Star Trek Beyond World Premiere: Best Pictures
​The back of Zoe Saldana's lace ​dress stole the show​
Trends
Share
10 Styling Tricks We're Stealing From the Spring 2017 NYFW: Men's Shows
Taking "borrowed from the boys" to a whole new level.