Dear Diane and Shaded Viewers,
Iris van Herpen debuted her Spring Summer 2016 collection on October 6 titled Quaquaversal.
This season’s collection took inspiration from the relationship between nature and architecture such as living tree bridges in India. To best capture this aesthetic, the designer used several different types of lace, earth toned fabrics, and “airborne” shoes created by Finsk.
What was particularly interesting were the three “beings” weaving a dress around Gwendoline Christie during the show. Christie laid on a geological mineral landscape that was magnetically grown by artist Jolan van der Wiel. The three beings utilized laser cutting, hand weaving and 3-D printing into the one dress that spread from the center.
“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,” Gwendoline Christie said of the collection.
The collection combined elements of the mythological and nature to create what van Herpen titled the show – Quaquaversal, or something that goes off in all directions from the center.
For more information, visit irisvanherpen.com.