What: United Nude Super Sample Sale (Past styles, all sizes)
When: Thursday, November 1st – Saturday, November 3rd 2012
Hours: 9AM – 7PM
Prices: from $25, $50, $75 & $100Some styles from SS12:
Elastic Remix Hi in bright mix – from $280 to $85
Abstract Rome Hi – from $370 to $105
Block Pump Hi Woven leather – from $350 to $95
Fold Lo Bright Mix – from $180 to $45
Fold Sandal Deluxe – from $240 to $65
Styles from AW11:
Abstract Pump – from $395 to $100
Block Ballet – from $210 to $55
Cowboy boot – from $335 to $90
Cup Kelly Boot – from $430 to $110
Eamz Parka – from $355 to $100
Falcon – from $625 to $125
Fold Hi – from $185 to $55
Spat Boot – from $575 to $130
Where: United Nude Showroom, 146 West 29 Street (between 6th and 7th avenue) #9W, 10001, New York.
Closest trains: 1 train at 28th street, NR trains at 28th street.
Notes: Cash & credit card payments accepted
Iris Van Herpen took inspiration from the world of microscopic organisms. Translation: flower shoe. Titled “Thorn.”
This is the sixth collaboration shoe with United Nude.
Complementing van Herpen’s creations, the shoes combine liquid slow molded uppers and sharp-spiked stones with a whapping 19cm heel and hidden platform. The spikes, made of hand cut stones such as Labradorite, Tiger’s Eye, Leopard Jasper and Moss Agate, pierce through the upper between the platform and heel, creating a semi-precious arch of thorns that form the focal point of this ferocious bootie. “Thorn” will be produced in very limited numbers in various colors, such as glossy nude, glossy black and matt black.
Iris considers fashion as a form of self-expression. Her garments are clear artistic statements that are fused with highly detailed craftsmanship and innovative techniques that define her state of mind. Her exceptional combinations create a sculptured effect and have an astonishing visual impact. It is no surprise that Björk and Lady Gaga are part of her devoted clientele.
Rem D Koolhaas, Founder and Creative Director of United Nude said: “Creating new shoes with Iris is a greater challenge each time. The new shoes have to be better than the previous and the techniques used for making them advance. We race against the clock and fly people all over the world to get the shoes to Paris. The excitement to see her show is something we live up to a long time in advance and is one of our most proud artistic highlights of the year.”
How to wear this statement shoe? Lots of leg, a touch of lip color and top if off with sheer.
Looking to update your shoe collection? You’re wardrobe isn’t complete without a pair of UNITED NUDE’s innovative, quirky, yet sleek designs. Each shoe is a work of art, perfectly crafted by the creators: architect Rem, and shoemaker Galahad.
Their story, is a unique one, which is no coincidence after seeing what their designs are like. This story begins with a broken heart. Rem’s attempt to get the girl back was made by downsizing architecture to its smallest and most vulnerable scale, that of a woman’s foot.
While most romantic notions are often foolish, what was hatched through the inspiration of romance was the ‘Möbius’ shoe. The girl was gone, but he knew the shoe had to become real.
Now add Galahad to our story. The seventh generation of the Clark’s shoe-making dynasty.
When Rem and Galahad first met, Galahad saw the Möbius shoe design, and he was instantly convinced that a new brand had to be formed.
Joined together, Rem and Galahad created United Nude. The name derived from the fact that products evolve from international teams in an open way with direct recognition. United Nude launched in 2003 with the ‘Möbius’ shoe. Since then, United Nude has established itself as an iconic brand at the intersection between design and fashion.
Their Spring/Summer 2012 Collection features a wide range of shoe designs for both men and women, from booties and flats, to mid and high-heeled sandals. Here are a few of my favorite picks from the collection, perfect for a show-stopping Spring Season. United Nude products are about clear concepts, elegance and innovation. Be prepared to turn heads, ladies.
Check out all the fabulous styles and designs at the United Nude website.