PFW: Iris Van Herpen SS15 Fashion Architectural Genius


Short of winning this year’s ANDAM, the Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen formed collaborations with architects outside the realm of fashion once again to create spectacular showpieces for her Spring Summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection.

Fusing forward technology with her designs, Iris Van Herpen is a forward-thinking fashion architectural genius. Unlike her once alien designs that seemed inconceivable to others, her spring/summer 2015 collection was made conformed to the body and gorgeously wearable, save for a few of her more elaborate sculptural pieces that made the designer a artist in her field. Playing with magnetic motion, which was the designer’s inspiration of the season, a mosaic of silicone structures perfected by the Canadian architect Philip Beesley, one of Van Herpen’s consistent collaborators joined by Dutch artist Jólan van der Wiel made the over all effect all the more stunning. Iris Van Herpen offers up designs that challenge the concept of modernity such as the elegance of a white dress tumbling with black triacetate feathers, or a black jersey sheath covered in a honeycomb structures down the front, opening up new possibilities in the way we view wearable technology.

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