Shapes

ACTUAL FUCKING ART: ZAHA HADID X UNITED NUDE

2013-06-zaha-hadid-for-united-nude-nova-shoe-01

I guess that by now what we’re known for is ‘crazy, weird shoes’- it’s, without even trying, just kind of our thing. Similarly, United Nude isn’t afraid to go there and are known for epic collaborations (cue: Iris Van Herpen), and it makes sense that we’ve been carrying all of their insane shoes for awhile now. So, when we caught wind of their recent collab with architect Zaha Hadid, our hearts immediately went a flutter with excitement.

2013-07-events-zaha-for-united-nude-launch-01

Zaha is known for her breathtaking neo-futuristic structures that play with multiple perspectives along with fragmented geometry, and was the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. Basically, she’s a badass, mega talented bitch and she teamed up with United Nude to create one of the most incredibly mind-fucking awesome shoes we’ve seen in awhile. Using 3D printing technology that UN is pretty familiar with now (you know the ‘low res’ collection we’re talking about), and a ton of other fancy techniques, which you can read more about here, they’ve challenged the ‘shoe status quo’ and created an ultra limited collection of 100 pair per color.

Take 1 minute and 35 extra seconds out of your life to watch this video about the process:

Obviously, for a shoe this special and innovative, the packaging needs to follow suit. Specially (and carefully) cased inside – what is sure to become – the second most important black box, these masterpieces are surrounded by foam to ensure no harm will be done to that thing you just paid $2k for. Complete with a little handle at the top and, of course, a United Nude booklet.

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 6.07.15 PM

So at this point, you know how awesome these shoes are, but you’re probably going up, down, and sideways in your head about who the eff, and more importantly – how, these bitches can be worn (if you choose to take them off your immaculate shelf). Look no further than Lily Gatins:

Lily-Gatins-by-STYLEDUMONDE-Street-Style-Fashion-Blog_MG_84441

lily gatins paris fashion week ayala united nude (5)

Well.. they’re here. So, take notes and start saving.

TOP

Leave a Reply