LVMH lays its expertise and eyes on British footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood

LVMH has announced a new deal with 33-year-old British footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood, which sees the French company take a majority stake in the business.

Kirkwood’s idiosyncratic designs are presently available in around 150 luxury stores around the world, including his recently opened Las Vegas flagship, and the young designer described himself as excited and proud to be entering into the venture and was quoted as saying “LVMH is home to the most eminent and revered brands and talents in our industry, and has an inherent understanding of luxury.”

LVMH heiress Delphine Arnault was quoted as saying “We discovered rapidly that we shared the same vision and beliefs. We want to allow him to further explore the boundaries of his imagination while the brand will benefit from LVMH’s expertise”. So Kirkwood might just go the handbags and accessories collection way.

LVMH earlier this year too invested in young French ready-to-wear designer Maxime Simoens, part of a bigger trend for talent-spotting in the fashion industry.

Popular Posts