We’ve spoken about our love for United Nude’s innovative shoes in the past, and who can resist such an endearing backstory? Armed with a broken heart, co-founder Rem D Koolhaas turned his architectural knowledge to shoe design in the hope of winning his ex-girlfriend back. It’s got Facebook written all over it!
Just in case you’re not familiar with United Nude, however, the brand creates innovative and geometrically interesting shoes and has become known for extreme collaborations with the likes of Iris van Herpen. Let’s not forget that the brand was also invited to make a shoe for Lady Gaga’s Fame perfume launch. Remember the sky-scraping black heel boots embellished with little gold men? It’s hard to imagine how anyone could walk in a 12-inch heel, so Lady Gaga, we salute you!
At the weekend, we were invited to view United Nude’s Fall 2014 collection at its Covent Garden boutique. As the drinks flowed, DJ Garibay hit the decks and we were in awe of the rows of shoes illuminated by entrancing lights. It felt more like a cross between a gallery and a club than a shoe shop. (more…)