Iris Van Herpen’s Hacking Infinity AW15 collection presents a plethora of textures and skyscraper platform heels.
Iris Van Herpen AW15
Sat within the Palais de Tokyo, Iris Van Herpen AW15 presented us with printed iridescent silks, circular pleated structures, innovative textures and rubberised dresses.
Exploring the idea of terraforming – that’s modifying the biosphere of another planet to resemble that of Earth, for those of you not in the know – the collection assesses the concept of new geographies and our place within them. Working with light, body movement and biometric structures, Van Herpen presents intricate laser-cut leather and polymorphic silhouettes, to a soundtrack of heavy industrial noise mixed by Salvador Breed.
With the collection titled Hacking Infinity, it’s time to demystify what that actually means. The symbol of this ‘hackable’ infinity unfolded before our eyes with a constant flow of mandala-like forms. Think soft silks, stiff structured organza, quilted skirts, Swarovski crystal embellished lattice work and waffle texture jackets.
Noritaka Tatehana’s Shoes
The shoes for this collection were the product of a collaboration with Japanese born and bred designer Noritaka Tatehana. Think skyscraper platforms crafted from jagged 3D printed translucent clusters and pieces of laser-cut leather, laced around the ankle.
They are in fact Daphne Guinness’ footwear brand of choice. Take a look at our feature on Tatehana, from his Show Studio residency in London, summer 2014.
Words: Brooke McCord