Thursday, July 04, 2013
NOVA Shoe by ZAHA HADID for UNITED NUDE
Dame Zaha Hadid is an Iraqi-born architect and she has collaborated with Rem D Koolhaas, creative director, of United Nude to created 'NOVA', a futuristic-looking, twisted pair of shoes which break all shoe making conventions. Crafted from metallic chromed vinyl rubber, fibreglass makes up the platform and heel, while the inside is lined with kid leather. The NOVA design incorporates intricate striations juxtaposed with dramatic realignments, establishing a direct formal relationship with the shoe’s primary structure and expressing the dynamic forces applied by every step of the wearer. The shoes are on display at concept store L'éclaireur in Paris and will retail for £1,300. A limited-edition run of 100 pairs in black, bronze and rose gold colourways have been made and will be available from United Nude webshops.