Iris van Herpen Designs Otherworldly Dresses With Parley for the Oceans
Sustainable gowns made using upcycled marine debris.
Iris van Herpen, known for her otherwordly three-dimensional garments and commitment to sustainability, has joined forces with Parley for the Oceans to create five dresses this Paris Couture Week. Arriving as part of the “Earthrise” collection, the range is entirely made out of Parley Ocean Plastic® from upcycled marine debris found on coastlines around the world.
The Blue Marble gown is created with hand-cut spheres in various shades of blue to create a gradient look. The garment is accompanied by a translucent nose piece designed by artist James Merry. Meanwhile, the beige Magnetosphere dress, made in partnership with Rogan Brown, is a sculptural piece assembled with hand- and laser-cut layers. The look is styled with extravagant glass-like nails by Eichi Matsunaga.
Peep the creations above and view the full “Earthrise” collection below.