nicholas-kirkwood-ss09-sketch.jpgBritish shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood has achieved a lot in his 30 years: a range of mind-bendingly original shoe designs, collaborations with the likes of Erdem, Peter Pilotto and Rodarte and - most importantly - a place in the heart of Sarah Jessica Parker. But until now he didn't have a dedicated store in his hometown of London.

Kirkwood will be taking up residence on Mayfair's prestigious Mount Street, where he'll have a stand-alone boutique to showcase his styles. There's a great interview with Kirkwood here. in which he talks about his latest collection, his origins as an accessory designer with Philip Treacy and plans for the future. The Mount Street store opens this coming Friday.

See Kirkwood's latest styles over at www.nicholaskirkwood.com