Dutch architect Rem D Koolhaas and British shoemaker Galahad Clark have launched the latest collection of footwear for their brand United Nude.
Top image: Frame. Above: Eamz X Elastic
The collection includes new versions of their Eamz design (above), a tribute to American designers Charles and Ray Eames.
Above: Label Shoe
United Nude have also collaborated with Dutch fashion designer Antoine Peters to create Label Shoe (above), covered with banners bearing the designer's name.
Above: Cup X Sandal
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Above: Ultra Loop Buckle
Here is some information about the collection from United Nude:
UNITED NUDE’s launch product, the MOBIUS was revealed in 2003 and has since become an icon in the world of design. The MOBIUS returns in the Spring Summer 2010 collection with straps transforming this revolutionary footwear concept of a single strip which forms the heel, sole, foot-bed and upper and brings seasonal practicality to UNITED NUDE’s most famous style.
Above: Block 2 Strap Hi
UNITED NUDE also presents a second collaboration with Dutch fashion designer Antoine Peters with the LABEL SHOE, a play on the industry’s excessive use of labels forming the style’s distinctive silhouette.
Above: Möbius Strappy Hi
The undeniable success of the EAMZ has brought the evolution of the design to incorporate the use of single ankle straps. The use of elastic or leather straps allow for a breathable design found in the EAMZ SANDAL , EAMZ X ELASTIC and the EAMZ BUCKLE.
Above: Lo Res
UNITED NUDE’s highly successful Spring Summer style LOOP is a concept where a single foot-bed penetrates a sexy loop creating a re- markable and stylish shoe. With the use of ultra strong carbon fiber, the shoe is allowed to reach new heights in the form of the ULTRA LOOP; creating an even more feminine silhouette and a towering 130 millimeter heel height.
The CUP is designed to literally “cup” the heel of the wearer with a sculptured heel also serving as the back-piece, giving the style not only the desired comfort but also elegance and classic appeal. The CUP is available in a range of styles from pump to sandal with attention- grabbing color combinations.
Above: Lo Res
The FRAME is a remarkable achievement and is also a tribute to the foundation on which the UNITED NUDE brand was established. The FRAME unhinges the common perception of what a high-heeled shoe should be with the construction of the heel being far more centered on the foot-bed while encasing the foot with straps, forming a wearable work of art.
The GRAFFITI uses the brand’s name in a 3D embroidered pattern decorating the shoe as its canvas. The wearer can paint the town her favorite colour by stepping out in this platform peep toe shoe.
Above: Loop Buckle 3
UNITED NUDE’S exceptional design has now led to the expansion of the brand with the opening of the first flagship store in Amsterdam’s city centre. A second flagship store is set to open in the international fashion capital of New York City in early 2010 followed soon thereafter by a third flagship store in Shanghai.
Above: Möbius Mesh Hi
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