Zuo Corp



I would like to introduce you to Zuo Corp.,  a newcomer in the polish fashion market that managed to conquer numerous Polish celebrities and fashionistas with their fresh and modern urban designs, unconventional ideas and their avant –garde project: Pop-up Shop, a jewel of interior design.
Do you remember we wrote about the architectural shoe brand United Nude and the Part I of the SS11 highlights?

Today we are going to serve you with Part II and more news from United Nude.

This innovative brand seems to continue territorial expansion either in designing new concepts or entering retail markets. Recently opened in November 2010 a concept store of United Nude in the capital city of Cyprus – Nicosia is the step forward for conquering the tastes of vast amounts of fashionistas as the ongoing plan of opening an art-gallery/retail store located in the Miami Design District as part of Art Basel Miami and new flagship stores in London or Paris in 2011.

Escapism Couture is the latest digital amazement in fashion created by multitalented and prolific fashion designer Iris van Herpen.

Her futuristic collection influenced by digital technology was showcased in Parisian Haute Couture Fashion Week.

Do you remember wonderfully timeless “Iris” Shoes by United Nude? Well, I am like good messenger Hermes forwarding you with great news that both United Nude and Iris Van Herpen will launch a second collaboration!

Apart from this prolific collaboration with the talented fashion designer, United Nude is a company with their own creative signature and an architecturally influenced style. The brand was initiated by creative duo – architect Rem D Koolhaas and shoemaker – Galahad Clark a fruitful collaboration that results in the intersection of fashion and design. The main concept is based on innovation that pushes the boundaries – whether it is expressed in shape, construction or materials.

United Nudea fashion brand describing themselves as "an iconic brand at the intersection between design and fashion is open-minded towards creative talent".

Two artists – a Dutch architect and a seventh generation shoemaker joined together with an important aim: creation of clear concept, elegance and innovation.

This fall season the time came for collaboration of the iconic brand with creative talent: Iris van Herpen –a Dutch fashion designer, very famous for her innovation and creativity in the field of avant-garde fashion and the three-dimension feel of her creations.

The fabulous result is named Iris van Herpen X United Nude: an admirable worldwide collection of 240 pairs of limited edition timeless shoes!

-168 pairs in pitch black
-72 pairs in pure ivory,

priced up to $1,295 and only available in Amsterdam, New York, Shanghai, Venice’s flagship store and concept stores and of course in United Nude’s online shop! Handmade with the complex production using the highest quality of Italian kid-leather, served in black or ivory version both are varied with golden coil across the shoe.
They had an exclusive première on Iris van Herpen’s Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection called "Synesthesia" in London’s Fashion Week. Iris van Herpen was “inspired by the cross - sensational phenomenon of feeling sound, smelling motion, and hearing color.”
Iris Van Herpen Autumn/Winter 2010 Catwalk Images via unnouveauideal

Styling: Yasuhiro Takehisa
Photography: Michel Boeter
Hair: James Brown
Makeup: Jin Lee

Images via mariankihogo.com
Nowadays we can come across photos of celebrities wearing THE shoes!
First was Solange Knowles appearing in the first row at the Charlotte Ronson’s Spring 2011 fashion show.
Kim Kardashian was recently spotted in Manhattan wearing them.

The same as Louise Roe:

The latest editorial called: “Star Girls” in the British Vogue is also worth mentioning, featuring the best models wearing the shoes.

Number one in world-wide fashion modelling: Lara Stone presented the Iris van Herpen X United Nude ankle shoes in the latest editorial of Vogue UK photographed by Mario Testino.

Great success!

Magazine: Vogue UK  December 2010
Editorial: Star Girls
Photographer: Mario Testino