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Spring 2013

Iris Van Herpen

Iris van Herpen stands for a reciprocity between craftsmanship and innovation in technique and materials.She creates a modern view on Haute  Couture that combines fine handwork techniques with futuristic digital technology .Van Herpen forces fashion to the extreme contradiction between beauty and regeneration. It is her unique way to reevaluate reality and to express and underline individuality.

“For me fashion is an expression of art that is very close related to me and to my body. I see it as my expression of identity combined with desire, moods and cultural setting. In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world,  that it can be timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning. Wearing clothing creates an exciting and imperative form of self-expression. ‘Form follows function’ is not a slogan with which I concur. On the contrary, I find that forms complement and change the body and thus the emotion. Movement, so essential to and in the body, is just as important in my work. By bringing form, structure and  materials together in a new manner, I try to suggest and realize optimal tension and movement.” [via IrisVanHerpen]

irisvanherpen1Crystallization – 2012 [Van Herpen’s first 3D printed garment]

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irisvanherpen5Escapism – January 2011

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irisvanherpen8Capriole – July 2011

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irisvanherpen13Hybrid Holism – July 2012

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