Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Paris SS2019

January 23, 2019 by  
Filed under Fashion, Haute Couture

With Iris van Herpen showing her new collection you know you’re in for a treat. And this Dutch designer keeps on amazing us, season after season. This week she litteraly lit up her Paris runway with her latest collection Shift Souls. While many designers look back to former decades Iris looks into the future as early images of galaxies and stars, like Harmonica Macrocosmica by a German-Dutch cartographer published in 1600, representations of mythological and astrological animals and the evolution of the human form and the possibility of engineered human Cybrids were her inspiration. A beyond interesting source of inspiration which led to a breathtakingly beautiful collection of dazzling, voluminous, 3D lasercut, futuristic dresses. Completed with 3-D printed face jewelry and glow-in-the-dark plexiglass, carved by hand, heels infused with two colors of ink this collection was literally out of this world. What else can we say. This show was “otherworldly” and “lit” in more than one way.