Iris van Herpen Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2015

October 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Fashion

With a collection more wearable than any of her work we’ve seen before Iris van Herpen was the fourth Dutchie designer to show in Paris this week. Her “Magnetic Motion” collection was inspired by her trip to CERN and the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, where powerful magnetic fields manipulate the building blocks of the universe. Magnetic elements she played with in her designs, but weren’t always visible to the audience, like with all her 21st century fashion meets technology work. The light creations were mind blowing by itself, even without the conceptual, experimental idea behind it. Laser cut structured metallic and 3D patent leather in the mix with black fabrics made up for some stunning cocktail attire. But it feels silly to categorise Iris’ work into dresscodes like that. With a little help from artists like Philip Beesley and Niccolò Casas, as well as artist Jolan Van der Wiel this girl just amazes us with what fashion can be. True pieces of art it were, so chances are Van Herpen will be named artist of the year in a month, for which she’s nominated. Another award (she alreadt won the 2014 AndamFashion Award) she absolutely deserves.

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