To complement the Quaquaversal collection, these 'airborne' shoes were developed in collaboration with Finsk, 2015.
Their ultra-thin platform creates an illusion of the wearer being suspended above ground.
For this SS 2016 collection Iris Van Herpen explores the powerful confluence of nature and architecture. Inspired by the living tree bridges in India, the designer executes a new approach to garment construction, mixing the techniques of cutting, weaving, folding, and growing into a process that transcends the boundaries of traditional clothes-making.
© Iris Van Herpen, photo by Karla Otto Paris.