United Nude and Iris van Herpen are Making Beautiful Shoes
Shoe lovers everywhere rejoice because Iris van Herpen newest collaboration with United Nude is set to arrive at exclusive retailers, United Nude flagship and concept stores worldwide, soon. Van Herpen’s Autumn Winter 2010 collection, which made its “official” debut during her catwalk show at London Fashion week, is down right fabulous and drool worthy. The collection is so impressive, its not only filled with marvelous works of arts, but its also rife with ingenious design.
A look at the ankle bootie configuration, fully demonstrates van Herpen clever understanding of architecture; with smooth round lines and golden leather detailing (both on the front and back of the shoe), along with three-dimensional characteristics, the bootie complex construction creates movements that effect the visual estrangement. And, we just love it.
Given the high-level of craftsmanship required to properly construct these shoes, it’s no wonder each shoe is hand-made using the highest grade Italian kid leather available. Sadly, this means only a limited number of shoes will be available for purchase – in fact only 240 can purchased(168 are in black with gold and 72 in ivory with gold). The oh-not-so budget friendly but fabulous shoes will retail for The $1,295. So, if you are able to get your hands on these awesome shoes expect to pay some serious money. But, we think it will be worth it.
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