ISSEY MIYAKE × UNITED NUDE
SPRING SUMMER 2022 SHOE PROJECT
ISSEY MIYAKE and UNITED NUDE present their eleventh consecutive shoe project at Paris Fashion Week. SPRING SUMMER 2022 season features three meticulously crafted shoes: FIN FLAT mule, FIN SANDAL slip on and BOUNCE FIT 2 low top sneaker.
This season the shoes are inspired by the sea: water waves refraction, underwater life and water sports. The shoes go by the name 'FIN' are derived from the anatomical features of fish and swimfins used for snorkelling. It highlights a distinctive toe shape and rand with a leather upper that keeping an overall clean and smart look. The BOUNCE concept comes from the fluid movement of ripples of water, the outsoles of the shoes are light and flexible with a clean 3D knitted upper which made of recycled yarn.
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.
ISSEY MIYAKE has been designing shoes projects with UNITED NUDE since 2016.
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