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Designer releases retro heels inspired by ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Star Wars’, more

Nicholas Kirkwood's new 10th anniversary collection is inspired by '80s pop culture.


Lisa Granshaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 23, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 10:30 pm CDT

British designer Nicholas Kirkwood is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his luxury footwear brand with a new collection of heels inspired by ‘80s pop culture.

Kirkwood launched the line over the weekend at London Fashion Week and it can now be seen on a special website for the made-to-order collection and on his Facebook page.

“So there are 10 styles and they’re all based on ones that I’ve done over the last 10 years,” Kirkwood told WWD. “I’ve fused that with the idea of all the things that I loved in the first 10 years of my life-like Pac-Man, Star Wars and Back to the Future references, and all these kind of fast cars and toys.”

Outside of the shoes themselves, the boxes they are being sold in also have a retro style. Even the website for the collection captures this spirit with its arcade look, scrolling Star Wars-like descriptions, and a playable Pac-Man game. You can also get a glimpse behind-the-scenes of the collection’s creation and purchase some accessories to match your heels. The shoes will only be available until Dec. 1.

You can learn more about the limited-edition collection and find out how to order a pair on Kirkwood’s website. Check out some of the shoes below!

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H/T WWD | Photo via Nicholas Kirkwood/Facebook

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*First Published: Sep 23, 2015, 11:21 am CDT