Friday, August 18, 2017

Blurring The Lines Between Fashion and Art

This week our Sunday viewing is all about the Dutch designer Iris van Herpen who has made a name for herself as the high-tech priestess of fashion. In...

Refinery Smoke Dress | Iris van Herpen

The Refinery Smoke Dress by Iris van Herpen, July 2008. Untreated woven metal gauze, cow leather, cotton displayed at the Groninger Museum

Couturier Iris van Herpen x Gwendoline ‘Warrior’ Christie

Paris Fashion Week, for some it is about Chanel, for others it is Louis Vuitton but for us it is all about the talented couturier...

Splash! into Iris van Herpen

Iris van Herpen fascinates us. We are attracted to her fearless take on fashion which has so far managed to always have us on...

Styling Iris van Herpen Crystallization Dress

Who does not love innovative Dutch designer Iris van Herpen Crystallization Dress? Time and time again her stunning collections are stylish proof that she is unafraid to...

Go-To-Designer: Iris Van Herpen

Who is not a fan of  innovative Dutch designer Iris van Herpen. Time and time again  her collections are stylish proof that she is unafraid...
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