Christopher Suarez

Christopher Suarez

Business Partner, Nicholas Kirkwood

His savvy, three-year business plan for partner Nicholas Kirkwood’s shoe label won them the prestigious BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund award.

United Kingdom Executives 2013 BoF 500 2013 2014 BoF 500 2014

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Biography

As the business brains behind the commercial success of Nicholas Kirkwood, Christopher Suarez has overseen the young label’s meteoric rise as one of the industry’s most celebrated luxury footwear brands. In September 2013, it was announced that luxury goods conglomerate LVMH had taken a majority stake in the label.

Suarez and Kirkwood formed a partnership after Suarez stumbled on Kirkwood's booth at Première Classe, a Parisian accessories tradeshow. Suarez began implementing the strategic retail strategies that have seen the Nicholas Kirkwood label launch standalone stores in London’s (2011), quickly New York and Las Vegas.

In 2013, the brand also launched an e-commerce platform with worldwide shipping.

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