Elemental- Iris Van Herpen Takes Our Breath Away

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 […]


Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

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 […]

A model presents a creation by Iris van Herpen as part of her Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012 fashion show in Paris


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.


Going Dutch

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”.