As soon as you step into Iris van Herpen‘s world, normal rules no longer apply. She is not just another fashion designer showing at Fashion Week, she is a woman bridging the gap between craftsmanship and innovation whilst successfully combining couture with digital technology.
At PFW this AW16 season, van Herpen’s ‘Lucid’ collection, shown at Maison des Métallos, breathed an essence of individuality, expressed through the intricate 3D printed dresses and holographic-like fabrics. Each piece boasted an array of feminine emotions and strength all wrapped up in striking detail.
The modern collection was part art, part technology and all fashion. Using old and forgotten techniques and unique materials with each garment, I loved that you could sense van Herpen’s mood and dream like vision whilst you studied and appreciated each piece.
Devoid of the dreaded commercialism, Lucid is a collection that is complex yet quite self explanatory . It evokes emotion whilst complementing the beautiful form of a woman. Seasonless, timeless and all about self expression, we might never wear IvH everyday, but like a Picasso, we sure would love to own one .
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