British-Iraqi architect, Zaha Hadid, has collaborated with fashion brand United Nude to introduce architectural design innovation to ladies’ shoe style. Her design for the new cantilevered heels, nOVa Shoe, was launched on the 4th of July and is based on structural principles and stacks.
United Nude claims that the digitally-designed footwear (made of vinyl, rubber, fiberglass and
leather) is not only comfortable but revolutionary. “The NOVA is the first shoe in history to employ rotation molding, which is the only molding technique that allows for such a smooth and seamless result,” the firm said in a statement.
On her collaboration with Rem D Koolhaas, Hadid says: “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.”