United Nude Shoes by Rem D Koolhaas
and Galahad Clark

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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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More about United Nude on Dezeen: Flagship store in Amsterdam (November 2009)

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.

Above: Coral

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.

Above: Graffiti

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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  • http://www.chalonerhuismanstudio.com Joyce H

    Top of this page: DESIGN Magazine Dezeen. About designs….
    Rem D. Koolhaas is not the architect, but his nephew who no doubt grew up surrounded by/inspired by his uncles designs.
    Rem was taught by the famous Dutch shoe designer Jan Jansen.
    I would call United Nude a great design shoe label with an architectural aura.

  • BRian

    Dude,

    Most of these are the MOST sexy women’s shoes I have seen for a while! I love them and already bought the faceted shoes for my wife, who is a fashion Designer. SHE LOVES THEM!

    Architects, continue to design women’s shoes, PLEASE!

    Brian
    Industrial Designer

  • Chen

    1st, This guy is not THE OMA’s architect Rem Koolhaas.
    2nd, this guy also designed building(building complex) too, which also look like huge shoes, kinda funny…

  • Tina

    Here, here Christina in Post #1.

    This kind of design devalues the professional integrity of architects and fashion designers.

    It’s a bit like Lindsay Lohan collaborating with a fashion house or Brittany Spears ‘creating’ a perfume. It’s nonsense. It’s gimmicky. It’s tacky.

  • loveshoes

    they are cool designs. Most importantly, they are really comfortable.

  • ping

    where can i buy them? i am a materialist! :)

  • c'est moi

    these shoes are amazing and wearable too ! i'd love to see them in my closet one day… KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK united nude !!!

  • http://arinavarga.blogspot.com/ Arina

    I love the United Nude shoes! They are incredible! Very comfortable and also, pretty special :)

  • tsouk

    Cup X Sandal -> very cool…

  • jkhk

    Once again: rem DDDDDDD koolhaas is NOT the architect!!!