United Nude X Iris van Herpen
20 Sep. 2010
Iris van Herpen X United NudeFootwear brand United Nude teamed up with Dutch designer Iris van Herpen to create shoes for her f/w 2010 collection. The Iris van Herpen X United Nude product is a glamorous ankle bootie with smooth round lines and golden leather detailing on the front and back of the shoe, with three-dimensional characteristics. Transparency, reflections and movements create the effect of visual estrangement. Each pair is 100% handmade with the highest grade Italian kid leather available, for this reason the collection includes only 240 limited edition pairs which feature pairs in black with gold and some in ivory with gold.
United Nude’s Creative Director, Rem D Koolhaas, reflected on the collaboration by saying: “I was introduced to Iris after I had admired her work. I offered to make shoes for her, as I know that for fashion designers, shoes always come as an afterthought and most fashion designers don’t have the resources to get it all done on time. I think the result of our work together is that of a pure and successful collaboration as her identity and our expertise and craftsmanship are joined in this marvelous product."
The shoes were presented for the first time at London Fashion Week and are sold at selected retailers worldwide as well as the United Nude flagship and concept stores in Amsterdam, New York, Shanghai and Vienna for €1,000 a pair.
In the past, United Nude cooperated with Dutch designer, Antoine Peters, K-Swiss, 223, 5PRCITY and Dr. Sky. Founded by Koolhaas and Galahad Clark, United Nude was launched in 2003 with the Möbius shoe and is sold in over 40 countries worldwide today.
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