Hacking Infinity, Shoes
Noritaka Tatehana (Japanese, born 1985), designer
In collaboration with United Nude and 3D Systems, manufacturers
Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen collaborated with Japanese shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana to create a work that challenges and transforms contemporary structure and methods of shoe design. The duo utilized a marriage of traditional handcraft and 3-D printing technology for this strikingly unconventional shoe form. Designed for van Herpen’s 2015 Hacking Infinity collection, the shoe is made of 3-D printed “crystals” [SLA resin and photopolymer] and laser-cut, hand-applied leather strapping.