I'm a sucker for a pretty fabric, especially on a pair of stunning shaped heels and these Nicholas Kirkwood platforms are just amazing.
The delicate fabric, in soft green, cream and gold, is contrasted by the strong heel and graphic platform both in soft black.
The combination of the fabric and platform bring to mind the geta or okobo worn by the geisha or geisha-in-training or the Venetian chopines. It makes me wonder, the height of the chopines, for example, became "a symbolic reference to the cultural and social standing of the wearer; the higher the chopine, the higher the status of the wearer."
Do you think this relates to the status of these shoes culturally now as well?