The fashion industry frequently gets chastised for being "superficial", "vapid", "materialistic", and the like. While, sure, there are certainly some merit to these claims (some), fans and followers of European shoe brand, United Nude, would beg to differ. The United States may have experiences a bit of a blush on May 12th, 2010, when United Nude opens their flagship store in New York City.
Founded by Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas, and joined by seventh-generation shoemaker, Galahad Clark, United Nude definitely challenges the design and fashion world with their intellectually-based aesthetics.
The most renowned of the designs, the Möbius, features an airy shoe with - well, with very little bulk. Based around the idea of an infinite Möbius strip, the shoe appears to be one constant strip of material that winds and wraps itself to create the perfect form for a foot.
In addition to the brand's iconic shoe, they have several other styles - all just as intriguing.
You can visit their store at 25 Bond Street, New York, NY, or on the web at http://www.unitednude.com.