A broken record is what I am. Every season:
“OMG OMG DID YOU GUYS SEE IRIS VAN HERPEN?”
I am consistently blown away. Look deeper into the obvious, surface-level effects and silhouettes, and you’ll see designs blazing the trail with forward materials, unbelievable craftsmanship and true inspiration. I don’t care what anyone says, this woman is a treasure to contemporary fashion. A TREASURE.
The Fall 2014 collection popped unto my instagram feed literally minutes ago, and I about died. Put everything down, took some deep breaths, and prepared myself for some intense fashion festing. It’s my every post-apocalyptic fantasy, actualized. What I wouldn’t do to trade places with Sooj in that vaccum display of horror and beauty (concept by artist Lawrence Malstaf).
But on top of visionary production and artistic vision, Herpen has another major boasting point to add to her resumé:
she makes the best muthafuckin shoes ever:
Herpen, of course, famously collaborates with the psychos behind United Nude to bring her shoe imaginations to life:
BE STILL MY FASHION HEART….
all images via Tumblr