Earthrise: A Striking New Collection by Iris Van Herpen Recycles Plastic Waste into Sculptural Garments


Iris Van Herpen (previously) continues to blend fashion and science in her latest collection of dizzying garments that explore the fragility of marine ecosystems. Earthrise, which debuted at Paris Haute Couture Week on July 5, is comprised of 19 gowns teeming with the Dutch designer’s signature layers and structural flourishes. Exquisite and elaborately constructed, the garments seamlessly merge aquatic motifs and colors into a dynamic collection focused on preserving the environment in both aesthetic and material.

Five of the designs, including the hand-cut gradient dress shown below, are made entirely of recycled plastics sourced from Parley for the Oceans (previously), which is working to protect the planet’s bodies of water from pollution and further degradation.[…]

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4 Responses to Earthrise: A Striking New Collection by Iris Van Herpen Recycles Plastic Waste into Sculptural Garments

  1. Wow, beauty from trash! I also like the face “jewellery”, it prevents face recognition … 😉

    People are so resourceful. Do you remember your post, in which you reported about young people, who made musical instruments from trash? That was also amazing.

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  2. Recycling plastic waste into sculptural garments is beautiful. Thank you 😊

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