Our women's edit features plenty of takes on this classic footwear fave from the likes of Off White, Marni, and Dolce and Gabbana to name a few. Nicholas Kirkwood. Women's Mules. Nicholas Kirkwood fuses sophisticated styles and sumptuous materials, resulting in footwear with a resplendent charm. An apprenticeship under the legendary milliner Philip Treacy led London-based shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood to introduce his namesake line in 2005, out of a feeling that there was a void in the market for shoes with the same couture quality as. The mule has come along way since the 16th century when it was regarded as a slipper, not designed to be worn in public. Capture the Nicholas Kirkwood look with these exquisitely crafted pieces in the edit by Farfetch.