We complete our 2015 design series with a look at the work of Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen.
Renowned for her ground-breaking use of 3D-printing, van Herpen has delighted audiences around the world with her fascinating design work and elaborate cat-walk shows.
The exhibition, entitled Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, has been organised by the Groninger Museum, and will feature many of van Herpen’s most iconic works.
As one of the early adopters of 3D technologies, van Herpen’s has been at the forefront of exploring and developing 3D printing within the fashion industry.
Over the past five years, her design work has incorporated 3D-printing in a variety of forms. Most recently, van Herpen has been combining high-tech 3D-printing with detailed hand-finishing techniques.
Iris van Herpen has designed for style icons such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Bjork and she has also collaborated with high-profile creatives across a wide range of disciplines – from art and architecture, to film-making and choreography.
This cross-fertilisation of creative ideas is one of the reasons that van Herpen’s artistic output remains so innovative and original.
We have already touched upon one such collaboration in the United Nude article we published back in May of this year.
About Iris van Herpen
Van Herpen graduated from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Arnhem in 2006, and undertook an internship with Alexander McQueen. She started her own label in 2007. Since then, Van Herpen has received numerous awards, including the Createurope Fashion ‘Academy Award’, and her work has appeared in exhibitions at home in the Netherlands as well as abroad.
- The Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, exhibition will be on show at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta until 15 May 2016. For more details, visit the High Museum of Art website >
- Visit the Iris van Herpen website >
Image credits: Bart Oomes, Michel Zoeter , Shamila, Julien Boudet, Morgan O’Donovan, Ronald Stoops
Iris van Herpen’s ‘Voltage’ dress features in Rhine Capital Partners investment reporting for December.
- On 31st December 2015