I can’t say that lately I am Zaha Hadid’s biggest fan. Her futuristic designs seem to be very much about Form over Function. However, I simply had to share the video above of her latest venture.
Her latest dive into the realm of Fashion is designing a pair of daring, cantilevered metallic heels, being sold for $2000 USD. The design once again does not concentrate solely on function, because I do not see these heels being worn by the average woman of today, who is constantly on her feet and running around to keep her life together. In terms of style, it is of course the trademark form of Zaha Hadid, and perhaps due to the aesthetics it is very suitable for the fashion catwalk world.
However, the most important message to take from this collaboration, whether you love or loathe this shoe, is that Architecture is so adaptable. Architecture does not necessarily have to manifest in buildings but also in many other creative respects such as Fashion. Therefore, for those people thinking that Architects only design buildings, Zaha Hadid has once again proved them wrong, by showing that Architecture is creativity and creativity can take whatever form and in whichever field that you desire.
So, even though I may not necessarily like Zaha Hadid’s designs because I do not think they function very well, if at all, I do agree with the message she is putting across that Architecture is versatile and adaptive to any sort of creative field.
On a more curious note…Would YOU walk around wearing a pair of nOVa shoes?