How Nicholas Kirkwood translated Disney’s The Great and Powerful Oz

If you haven’t been to Selfridges yet today, here’s a reason to get your booty down there this weekend. The London department store has some the original costumes and props from Disney’s The Great and Powerful Oz. I attended a preview of the movie earlier this week with Urban Decay (more to come on that later today) and I must say it was absolutely phenomenal. So I’m making my way down to Selfridges tomorrow morning to re-see the windows featuring all the fantastic goodies from the film. 

After the doors of Selfridges swing open I’ll do a little skip up the escalator to check out a very special partnership with Nicholas Kirkwood. Disney and Kirkwood teamed up to create a very special four piece capsule collection taking inspiration from the four lead character. Nicholas Kirkwood gave us a sneak peek into his thought process behind the collection: 

“I’m delighted to be working with Disney on Oz The Great and Powerful. The characters from the film are as rich as the Land of Oz itself and I’ve had some great fun creating shoes to represent them. Each of the materials I have used are very much inspired by the characters. The Wizard’s shoe has embroidered silver on top of suede and reflects the power that his character so desires. Glinda’s character is whiter than white, almost angelic, so I wanted her shoe to reflect this. It has white lace infused with suede, a silver metallic pleated organza backing and then Swarovski crystals on the toe. It has a ladies shape but a very princessfeel. The dark and mysterious feel of Evanora’s character is what inspired me most for this design. She is incredibly complex so I choose various materials and textures including black lace and sequins to show this. The boot inspired by Theodora is deep in rouges and blacks and features perforated velvet with ruby sequins underneath, representing the potential darkness within.”

For those who can’t wait to get your hands on a pair, here’s the price breakdown for you. Start saving!

• Men’s brogue inspired by Oscar Diggs, the Wizard of Oz (played by James Franco) – £POA• Green python cutout sandal, inspired by Evanora (played by Rachel Weisz) – £1095• Ruffle pump with crystal toe, inspired by Glina (played by Michelle Williams) – £965• Red velvet jewel-encrusted boots, inspired by Theodora (played by Mila Kunis) – £895


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