The UNITED NUDE story started with a broken heart. Rem’s attempt to get back the girl was made by downsizing architecture to its smallest and most vulnerable scale, that of a woman’s foot. While most romantic notions often prove foolish, what was hatched through romantic inspiration would go on to become a reality.
Enter Galahad, the seventh generation of the quintessentially British shoe-making dynasty Clark’s. When Galahad first saw the ‘Möbius’ shoe model he was immediately convinced. With their unique talents and shared vision, Rem and Galahad created UNITED NUDE.
In 2003 UNITED NUDE launched the Möbius shoe, which since then has been recognized as a design-classic and while the brand became the leader in architectural footwear.
UNITED NUDE has positioned itself at the intersection of design and fashion and has gained international recognition for the brand’s creative work. Known for clarity, elegance and innovation, United Nude shoes are sold in over 40 countries, with flagship stores in Amsterdam, London and New York.
REM D KOOLHAAS (1974)
Creative Director and Co-founder of UNITED NUDE
Rem D Koolhaas (not to be confused with his older uncle Rem Koolhaas the world famous architect) is a Dutch architect trained at the Technical University of Delft in Holland.
United Nude was launched in 2003 with the Möbius shoe. Under Rem’s creative leadership United Nude has become the worlds top expert in technically advanced / architectural ladies footwear. Nine consecutive Haute Couture runway shoes with Iris Van Herpen, Lady Gaga’s Fame shoes and the Nova Shoe by Zaha Hadid are some of United Nude’s recent highlights. With over 10 years of experience in 3D printing, United Nude is now a regular collaborator with 3D printing market leader 3D Systems. United Nude has flagship stores in Amsterdam, London and New York, which have all been designed by Rem D.
Co-founder - is a seventh generation shoemaker from Somerset, England.
He learned the family trade working summers on production lines for Clark's shoes in Northampton and Italy. As a Morehead Scholar he studied Chinese and Anthropology at the University of North Carolina. He founded 'Students 4 Students International' a humanitarian organization project to benefit students in Africa. In 2002 he took over the Terra Plana shoe brand which he has run ever since.