Ever heard of United Nude? Well if you have not, they’re a brand to watch. Founded by Rem D Koolhaas (architect and partial creator of the Mobias shoe) and Galahad Clark (seventh generation shoe maker for Clark’s, one of the biggest popular shoe companies in the world), United Nude is a new concept of joining architecture and shoes. With the classic designs becoming a little too classic, emerging brands like United Nude are perfect for next generation footwear. Their original outside-the-box ideas bring a breath of fresh air to the standard pumps, sandals and even platforms! They are not afraid to play with shape or pattern- in fact, their main original idea, and the most popular shoes taken for FashionPhilosphy Fashion Week Poland in Lodz were the Fold designs, which are a genius concept which started with the way a patterned scarf could be folded over, without any additional wrapping or tying. Every shoe is different- there is not a single classic model, although many of the shoes seem to have taken their form. Could this be something completely new?
Here are a couple of my favourites.