To complement the LUCID collection, these 'airborne' shoes were developed in collaboration with Finsk, 2016.
Their ultra-thin platform creates an illusion of the wearer being suspended above ground.
For this AW 2016 collection Iris Van Herpen explores the concept of lucid dreaming. Within a lucid dream, the dreamer is conscious of the dream state and therefore is able to exert a degree of control on what is happening. The Aero shoes are made from wood, laser-cut leather and an ultra-thin transparent acrylic heel that separate the sole and the upper, creating a hovering look.
© Iris Van Herpen, photo by Julien Boudet.