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  • AAtelier workshop: Re-inventing Shoes.
    paris FRANCE

    In history shoes have become the accessory defining creative freedom, identity, cultural affiliations, social identities and in some cases architectural knowledge. This semester, AAtelier Paris has set the ambitious goal to encourage its participants to think about the current and future role of shoes by engaging with new forms of unexpected culture.

    workshop: “Re-inventing Shoes” with Jorge AYALA & Rem D. KOOLHAAS (United Nude)
    11/04–11/15 / AAtelier Paris
    hosted by Les Arts Décoratifs
    107 rue de Rivoli
    75001, Paris, France

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  • Zaha HADID for United Nude, NOVA Shoe.
    london UNITED KINGDOM

    Zaha Hadid and Rem D. Koolhaas of United Nude announce a new limited-edition haute couture shoe designed by Zaha Hadid, launched at the iconic store L’eclaireur, 40 rue de Sévigné, Paris, on July 2nd 2013.

    Zaha Hadid and United Nude’s Creative director Rem D. Koolhaas have been talking about shoes since they first met years ago. Hadid, an architect with a passion for shoes, and Rem D., the original shoe architect, agreed to collaborate on the design of a shoe with no preconceptions and ignore all the rules to create an entirely new form of shoe.

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  • Fang
    amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS

    United Nude, January 2012—Among members of the fashion world, Iris van Herpen is known for pushing the boundaries of Haute Couture. On January 23rd she showed for the second time as an official guest of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris, and once again wowed the audience.

    Models stepped out in “Fang” shoes with ten sharp teeth to each foot—the product of van Herpen’s fifth successful collaboration with United Nude. The shape of the wedge is so complex that each one consists of fiberglass and carbon fiber, made in a slow molding process. It is not yet certain whether these shoes will come to market as a limited edition, as was the case with previous Iris van Herpen x United Nude designs, but it is worth keeping an eye out for them.

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