By Manos Tzia 09/09/2015 12:07

The Filling Pieces Autumn/Winter 2016 collection is named Srefidensi // Independence referring to the South American country of Surinam, native soil of FP founder Guillaume Philibert. Filling Pieces came a long way to reach true independence. Where in the early days the brand was limited to use the luxury standard cup soles and access limited suppliers and materials, the brand has organically grown into a global independent brand.

Today we are at a point where we are truly free to create and express. Our AW16 collection reflects this state of freedom in our most progressive and daring collection yet. A staggering 450 styles containing 14 new silhouettes and 3 custom Filling Pieces sole innovations.

The AW16 collection is a tactile translation of this exciting time frame where Filling Pieces has grown free to create without boundaries. In Iceland we’ve found the perfect backdrops of volcanic rock formations, vast arctic desert landscapes and rough cliffs that brought the concept of independence to life in a winter mood. Emerging photography talent Lotte van Raalte, known for portraying realness in various cultures, individuals and landscapes, turned out a perfect fit to depict our vision on independence. Emotional expressions as captured on model Jo Molenaar and new face Omari Phipps illustrate freedom to be and feel as you are. Free to create, to feel and to celebrate.

The result is a visual Filling Pieces journey featuring liberal contemporary footwear design and independence vibes.