Sites by country

Albania
American Samoa
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Bolivia
Bosnia Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Cayman Islands
China
Colombia
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Egypt
Estonia
Ethiopia
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Haiti
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Lithuania
Macau
Macedonia
Malaysia
Malta
Morocco
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Singapore
Slovakia (Slovak Rep.)
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
UAE
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam
Yugoslavia

Womenswear for Spring-Summer 2016 by Dutch designer Iris van Herpen

13 October 2015 | + Veselka Petrova

For Spring-Summer 2016 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.

'The beautiful potential of plants and other organisms to form living architecture inspired me to make a collection that is tangled like a maze around the body. Inspiration came from the way plants and their roots grow, and how roots have been used to grow living bridges in the forests of India. This tradition of growing bridges inspired me to re-envision my process of making a garment', Iris explained.


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


Central to the show, Gwendoline Christie lies in a deep-time dream, wearing a circular dress which is being woven upon her. The live process blends different techniques - laser cutting, hand weaving and 3-D printing into one dress, which spreads from the center, quaquaversal (sloping downward from the center in all directions) in its geometries.

Three 'Beings' move over the sleeping figure, their geological mineral landscape magnetically grown by the artist Jolan van der Wiel, weaving the dress in real time, interlacing an architectural mesh which rays out around her.


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Van Herpen's work reveals the secret structures of our existence giving us a multidimensional experience of what it is to be alive, it is an investigation into the past, present and future in all its primal and mythological forms', siad Gwendoline Christie.

In order to underscore the growth process inherent in living architecture and the installation, variations of lace were used as the key materials in the collection - a fine organic lace from Calais, a nude, graphic maze-like lace, iridescent changeable silver lace, leather lace embedded with Swarovski ceramic stones, and glass-like transparent lace with square gems. The collection is executed in minimal colors - white, nude, gray, silver and black tones.


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


To complement the collection, the 'airborne' shoes were developed in collaboration with Finsk. Their ultra-thin platform creates an illusion of the wearer being suspended above ground.


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


'Quaquaversal' - Iris van Herpen Spring-Summer 2016 womenswear collection


Photos and Information: irisvanherpen.com

 



Hits: 1977

  5 Must-Have Summer Accessories Women Should Have

  How to Incorporate Your Leggings for Your Business Casual Look

  What is the Best Color to Wear On a First Date?

  Why Is Online Betting So Popular?

  A Guide to Treating Yourself This Winter

  Freelance Fashion Design: Simple Solutions to Complex Problems by Apparelmark

  Ways That Clothes Can Help Us Feel Better

  The spark of ethnic jewellery

  How to Build Your Ultimate Work Wardrobe

  Richmart Junior children's jackets collection presented in Paris