To celebrate the strengthening ties between fashion and technology, Samsung has teamed up with breakthrough British designer Nicholas Kirkwood for the Vogue Fashionâ€™s Night Out street party. Joining Emma Elwick-Bates, Market Editor at British Vogue, for a Q&A session on the Samsung Stage, Nicholas shared his thoughts on the role of technology in the ever-changing fashion industry.
â€śAs my label has expanded globally, I travel much more frequently and take inspiration from all my daily interactions.â€ť Nicholas says.
Since setting up his own design house in 2005, Nicholas has openly admitted to changing and ultimately modernising his design methods. â€śThe S Pen is a creative tool that allows me to research, create and sketch in detail wherever I am. This is an invaluable feature that feels so natural and allows me to translate my thoughts and ideas with ease. It has completely changed how efficiently I work when travelling.â€™
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Demonstrating how effective the Note 10.1 and its S Pen are in creating new designs, Nicholas quickly sketched a few stylish stilettos while on the Samsung Stage.
Inspired by the Galaxy Note 10.1â€™s culture of intuitively aiding creativity, productivity and personalised communications, Nicholas also unveiled two of his designs for limited edition cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
The Samsung Stage also featured a pop-up Samsung Galaxy Studio, which allowed London fashionistas to try out the latest Samsung products, and explore the possibilities of mixing design with mobile technology.
Ginnie Fraser, Acting Executive Retail Editor from British Vogue, showed her appreciation of Samsungâ€™s presence at the FNO, saying â€śFor many designers technology is deeply linked with their creative processes, and the new Galaxy Note 10.1 will prove even more inspiring for this movement. It is exciting to witness the collision of these fields, and we're delighted to be working with Samsung and the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 at Fashion's Night Out 2012."
Nicholas Kirkwood, Shoe Designer
Regarded as one of Britainâ€™s up-and-coming designers, Nicholas has created catwalk shoes for designers including Ghost, John Rocha, Erdem, Rodarte and Pollini and was a finalist for the inaugural BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Award in 2010.
Kirkwood studied at Central Saint Martins and Cordwainers College in London, which specialises in accessories and shoe design. He then launched his label in 2005 and has gone on to open two flagship stores in 2013 â€“ one in Mayfair, the other in New York.