Zaha Hadid has recently designed a new limited edition haute couture shoe for United Nude. The revolutionary design of the NOVA combines innovative materialization and ergonomic considerations with the dynamism of Hadid's unmistakable architectural language to convey an inherent sense of movement; revealing the experimentation and invention of her process through every stage of design and construction.
"United Nude's collections are provocative yet sensual. Rem D Koolhaas' unrelenting experimentation at the cutting edge of fashion never fails to capture our imagination." explained Hadid. "I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions. Our collaboration with United Nude reinterprets the classic shoe typology; pushing the boundaries of what is possible without compromising integrity."
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.
Guided by her 30 years of experience working with complex structural principles on all scale levels, Hadid has developed an innovative cantilevered system that allows the staggering 16cm (6.25 in) heel to appear completely unsupported.
The rhythmic, articulated transformation of the shoe's composition encapsulates the seamless integration of materials, inventive engineering and highest standards of comfort. As Hadid's most recent expression of this symbiotic association, the NOVA shoe design transcends the disciplines of fashion and architecture.
The Nova Shoe is available for pre-order in silver chromed, black chromed and rose gold chromed, limited to 100 pairs per color.