3 November 2021


an exquisite fashion-forward eye candy tip

Our editor Iris van den Akker brings to our attention some designs cutting-edge quite literally, together with their creator Iris van Herpen. Based in Amsterdam, The Art of Haute Couture atelier by Iris van Herpen stands for slow fashion, designing in a thoughtful and collaborative manner, utilising approaches that are current, and paving the way for multi-disciplinary designs that extend the imagination.

Iris: “Iris van Herpen brings fashion to the next level: it’s sculptural, almost alien-like at times, using various innovating methods. Her creations are full of texture, surprising shapes and intricate designs. To me, her models look like butterflies sometimes, or iridescent insects flickering in the light. 

Iris also makes use of innovation and technology to create her sometimes complex structures. Her new collection ‘Earthrise’ recycles plastic bottles into fabric and uses a laser-cutting technique to create lace that closely resembles dead white coral.

“To see her work in motion is even more stunning. Her ‘glitch’ dress flows exactly the way you would think a glitchy Sims character would move in real life. The Sphaera Mundi dress from her latest collection uses kinetic movements to bring it alive. It’s out of this world and visually so pleasing for the eye.”

At the maison of Iris van Herpen, Haute Couture is a transformative force that transcends boundaries and unites multi-disciplinary technologies with intricate artisanal craftsmanship. The brand’s visionary creations merge pioneering techniques and luxurious materials, often evoking a sense of avant-garde wonder.



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