Do you dare? Created by Iris van Herpen, this highly creative couture collection features innovative designs made from various materials and a combination of fine handwork techniques meshed with futuristic technology. Born in the Netherlands in 1984, Herpen ventured out and started her own label entitled “Iris van Herpen” in 2007 after studying fashion design at ARTEZ. Her pieces are crazy sexy cool. Normal rules don’t apply.
“ 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….Wearing clothing can create a very 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.”