This Is What It Takes to Build a Nicholas Kirkwood Shoe

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It’s easy to get lost in an “omg shoes!” moment and forget the architectural skill that goes into creating objects worthy of such obsession. Nicholas Kirkwood’s new “Arcs of Orbit” video reminds us to pause and note the insane “architectural and graphic elements…movement through scale, proportion, curvilinear sculptural forms, and contemporary materials,” all of which influenced the creative narrative behind the ‘Arcs of Orbit’ Autumn Winter 2014 collection.

In a flurry of movement way less than a minute long, a shoe is born. Watch the video here: