ISSEY MIYAKE x UNITED NUDE SPRING SUMMER 2018 SHOES PROJECT
For the SS 2018 ISSEY MIYAKE collection a third consecutive shoes project was made with UNITED NUDE.
Inspired by ISSEY MIYAKE’s concept: “A Piece of Memory”: Memories of faraway landscapes of Iceland as experienced by the design team serve as the starting point.
“Nostalgic recollections never before seen”, guide the exploration and preservation of the dignity of material, while utilizing innovative manufacturing techniques and prove once again the synergy between the two brands. Introducing two new shoes, the RISE and the STEP, embody the manifesto of shoes as architecture.
The story of architectural impact continues with the RISE, a high-mid heel with a strong geometric cantilevered heel, which stands at 75mm being one of the most comfortable height for contemporary heels.
With three adjustable straps, this exciting sporty looking sandal provides a universal fit.
The selection of colours available: Black, White, Yellow and Brown, combining ISSEY MIYAKE’s knitted fabrics in combination with leather detailing where most needed.
The STEP is a fashion sneaker, sporting a crossover between a cup- and runner sole. The lightweight construction makes this shoe one of the most comfortable shoes ever while maintaining its urban contemporary look with a closed front and back, while open on top.
Bringing together leather detailing in combination with ISSEY MIYAKE’s knitted fabric, matching the ISSEY MIYAKE SS18 garment collection, the STEP comes in a Black and a White.
ISSEY MIYAKE’s first collection was launched in New York in 1971, and began to be shown in Paris Fashion Week from AUTUMN WINTER 1973.
From the very beginning to this day, Issey Miyake’s design has focused on the concept of “a piece of cloth.”
ISSEY MIYAKE broke the boundaries between East and West and pursued “the body, the fabric covering it and a comfortable relationship between the two” as a fundamental concept, both shocking and resonating with people the world over. ISSEY MIYAKE has grown to include a vast number of creative personnel and innovative new techniques, but its core design style – creating clothes from original materials starting with the research of a single thread – has transcended generations.
The brand has been led by designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae and his team since the SPRING SUMMER 2012 collection.
The team continues to create innovative clothes that combine Japan’s technological strength with new contemporary technology.
ISSEY MIYAKE has started shoes project with UNIRED NUDE since 2016.
‘Clear conception, innovation and design, at the intersection of fashion and architecture’.
The broken-hearted love story of REM D KOOLHAAS, nephew and namesake of architect REM KOOLHAAS of OMA will go down in shoemaking history for giving birth to the company behind some of today’s most forward-thinking footwear designs.
Established in 2003, together with GALAHAD CLARK (a seventh-generation shoemaker), each pair of UNITED NUDE shoes is a reinterpretation of an architectural object or represents an exploration of the possibilities offered by movement, colors and materials.
Commencing with its inaugural ‘Möbius’ shoe, the brand is guided in equal parts by pushing the boundaries of footwear design, and collaborating on limited edition releases with high profile creatives from IRIS VAN HERPEN to ZAHA HADID and ISSEY MIYAKE.