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Iris van Herpen: To Fang Or Not To Fang?

Approaching fashion with an overtly quaint use of science, nature and design, the 29-year-old Dutch designer Iris van Herpen continues to inspire her industry (and beyond) to travel and live outside of the box — all the time. Lately, her widely admired collaboration with United Nude, a design company specializing in high heels, has also caught the attention of our go-to design sites: Dezeen, Design-milk and The Fancy. Standing on 10 wicked fangs, the wedge of the shoes are slowly molded from fiberglass and carbon fiber. On its shell, there’s calf hairs and finished with a clean zipper enclosure at the back heel.

The Fang commands our animal instincts and it sure to get you the stares of surprise you deserve. Usually centered around a meticulous technological themes, Van Herpen’s creations leaves viewers fascinated with its creative magistery and scientific prowess. Whilst the manifestation of her ideas will make you question comfort, the foundation of this shoes —although primitive— appears to have stability, functionality, and wearability.

Personally, I like the concept of the shoes but, it is not style-friendly — for the faint of heart. If you like them as much as I do, catch these bad boys whilst they are on sale for £1,875.


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Written by GRUNGECAKE

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