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Earthrise: A striking new collection from Iris Van Herpen recycles plastic waste into sculptural clothing

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#Climate change
#Dress
#Fashion
#kinetic
#oceans

All images © Iris Van Herpen, shared with permission

Iris Van Herpen (before) continues to combine fashion and science that explores the fragility of marine ecosystems in their latest collection of dizzying garments. Earth riseDebuting at Paris Haute Couture Week on July 5th, consists of 19 dresses teeming with the Dutch designer’s signature layers and structural embellishments. Exquisitely and lavishly constructed, the garments seamlessly combine water motifs and colors into a dynamic collection that focuses on preserving the environment in terms of aesthetics and materials.

Five of the designs, including the hand-cut gradient dress pictured below, are made entirely from recycled plastics Parley for the Oceans (before), which works to protect the planet’s waters from pollution and further destruction. Other pieces in the collection are the product of collaborations with artists such as Rogan Brown (before), who applied his laser-cut reliefs, reminiscent of coral reefs and microbial structures, to the lace-like clothes, while Casey Curran (before) produced kinetic stripes that curl over a dress in a mesmerizing blue-to-white gradient. Artist James Merry (before) is responsible for the futuristic metal jewelry while Eichi Matsunaga created the long bulbous nails designs.

Van Herpen shares more of the meteorological and biological designs on it Instagram, and you could enjoy it too Seaweed sequins by Phillip Lim and Charlotte McCurdydy.

#Climate change
#Dress
#Fashion
#kinetic
#oceans

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