Between The Lines by Iris van Herpen

Latest couture collection presented during a show in Paris, France.

Each of the collection's hypnotic designs were based on optical illusion patterns, which typically feature a palette of only black and white. "By building up the patterns and then distorting them, the eye's perspective is tricked and challenged to see new patterns occurring in between," said the designer. "Linear shifts and sharp contrasts form the base of this innovative approach to material development and pattern-making and challenge us to mind the system, but to find the gaps." Among the 16-piece collection were garments with distorted monochrome patterns. Each of these pieces was made from synthetic fabrics hand-moulded into a three-dimensional shape.