Dutch designer Iris van Herpen, endlessly innovative and inspiring, just debuted her Spring 2018 Couture collection entitled “Ludi Naturae,” and now we all want to clothe ourselves in finned, leafy, scaled, and flowing dresses, gowns, and jumpsuits that look like living biotech sculptures from a futuristic utopian fever dream. ‘Ludi’ is the plural form of the Latin term […]
Iris Van Herpen’s Aeriform collection explores the elemental nature of air and water. Flowing over and around the models, Van Herpen’s signature structural forms mimic bubbles, waveforms, splashes- places where air and water meet and mingle. The show, however, goes beyond the collection. As a visceral foil to the playful lightness of the collection, Van […]
For visionary Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, fashion is tantamount to worldbuilding. Since 2007 she has been dazzling the fashion world with collections inspired by everything from lucid dreaming, scanning electron microscopy, synaesthesia, and Egyptian mummification to fluid dynamics and crystallization, radiation, and black magic and alchemy by virtue of a murder of crows living near her […]
What’s new from the mind of Iris Van Herpen
I am so in love with this dress from Iris Van Herpen’s S/S 2012 collection! It looks like it just grew on the model, like bark or crystals, or maybe was built there by wee fairy architects in need of a summer home.
Ever think to yourself that you’ve got too many clothes with too many buckles and laces? Dutch designer Iris van Herpen has you beat. The photos below are from two of her current lines: “Mummification” and “Chemical Crows”.