Fashionectural shoes by the architect Zaha Hadid

This limited edition iconic revolutionary haute couture shoe designed by the well known architect, Zaha Hadid for United Nude was launched in 2013.

Nova Shoe

(Picture courtesy of United Nude.)

Creative director of United Nude, the well-known Dutch architect, Rem d Koolhaas have been talking about shoes with Zaha Hadid since they first met years ago. They agreed to collaborate on the design of a shoe with no rules to create a completely new form of shoe.

If you are familiar with Zaha Hadid’s designs you see that the result is very much Hadid. Zaha Hadid has an architectural language of her own. She always push the boundaries of what is possible. The unique form is created through her material experiments, economic consideration and many more criteria…

The structure of the shoe is complex and allows the 16 cm heel to appear unsupported. But engineering of the shoe has the highest standard of comfort.


It is the real integration of Fashion and Architecture. What I love to call Fashionecture .

Koolhaas said  “I could not resist the challenge to work with Zaha. We gave ourselves the greatest degree of experimentation and used the latest digital design and manufacturing technologies to create one of the most innovative shoes ever produced.”

For more information please check the website of United Nude

12316127_956734497740637_1449305660200038408_nAnother unique Fashionectural shoe design by Zaha Hadid for United Nude. (Picture courtasy of United Nude.)

Nogol Zahabi

Nogol Zahabi was born into an architectural family. She graduated from Architectural Association School of Architecture in London with AA Diploma and RIBA part 2. With her passion for fashion and her architecture background, she founded Fashionecture which is a combination of Fashion and Architecture. She is with Trend Prive Magazine since end of 2013.