Mar.30, 2012

Iris van Herpen (Wamel, 1984) is one of the most prominent fashion designers. Lady Gaga and Björk are two clients of this 27-year-old Dutch fashion designer. The Groningen Museum in the Netherlands is presenting her first solo exhibition with an overview of her work from 2008 to present.

Van Herpen sees fashion as a form of self expression that associates her fascinations about reality of everyday life and translates into her collection. Each collection has its own story. For example, dresses from her Radiation Invation collection reflect her fantasies about what the world would like if we could see all the radiation and signals around us.

Last year in Paris Iris van Herpen showed a plastic skeleton dress that represents her feeling of reborn during a parachuting jump. The dress is printed on a 3D printer. This is what the fashion industry need - great combination of traditional craftsmanship and diligent craftsmanship with innovative techniques such as 3D printing. Thus she creates sculptural effects with stunning organic and futuristic visual impact.

She thinks in future we could wear clothes out of all kinds of materials, even smoke or water. This fantasy is reflected on her Refinery Smoke, the illusion of wearing smoke.

TIME Magazine names Iris van Herpen's 3D printed dresses one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2011, and last year she also won the Dutch Fashion Awards and the RADO Young Designer Awards.

(credit: groningermuseum)

Source: rnw

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