kirkwood2010.jpgNicholas Kirkwood fought off tough competition from the likes of Christian Louboutin and Jerome C Rousseau to win our Designer Shoe of the Year poll, so we'll be keeping an extra close eye on what he does next.

A twist on his earlier distinctive styles, these colourful and fun slip-ons are all part of Kirkwood's spring/summer 2010 range. I like the lighter approach - both in the colours and the form of the shoes - which while still decidedly chunky, have a more streamlined feel than most of the winter collection. This is a designer whose star is truly in ascendant, so I can't wait to see what he comes up with next!