Collection: NICOL & FORD | Comet 2023

25 pairs designed and handcrafted by Artisan Shoemaker, Matea Gluščević, for Nicol & Ford's return to the Australian Fashion Week runway in 2023 - with their collection titled "Comet".

Given the diverse runway casting each sample pair was created specifically to fit each model - samples range from 39EU up to 48EU - however any style can be remade in your size.
Use the filters below to find available samples in your size or order a remake in your size through the product page.

From Nicol & Ford:
"For 2023, Nicol & Ford turns its sights to Tolstoy’s Russia via a collaboration with Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Exploring trends in European dress at the turn of the 19th Century, Nicol & Ford dissect the romantic lines of “Empire” style dress, influenced by an aesthetic and literary interest in neo-classicism, to reclaim the performance of bodies from a time when they were expected to publically promenade and perform their virtues. Once again cast from Sydney’s queer communities, representing diverse bodies and identities, Nicol and Ford’s runway subverts the binary societal division of genders which informed and controlled 19th century life across Europe. Fluid tailoring will enter the collection via inspiration from Aleksandr Aleksandrov, born Nadezhda Durova in 1793, known as the Cavalry Maiden and identified by revisionist historians as trans masculine and an important disruptor of conservative orthodox Russian society."