Shift Souls: Iris van Herpen Spring 2019 Couture

Where cutting-edge design fuses heavenly bodies, celestial chimera, with the future of human evolution is where we find ‘Shift Souls,’ the captivating new spring Haute Couture collection from Dutch designer Iris van Herpen, recently unveiled at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The ‘Shift Souls’ collection was inspired by early celestial cartography and its representations of mythological […]

Ludi Naturae: Iris van Herpen Spring 2018 Couture

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 […]

Elemental- Iris Van Herpen Takes Our Breath Away

httpv://youtu.be/GiYtEgY2WZE 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, […]

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 […]

Iris Van Herpen S/S 2011

I really wish this video focused more on the clothing and less on the backstage hubbub, because Iris Van Herpen’s designs are fantastic, and those shoes (created by United Nude for the collection)!!! The intricate cutting and folding of leather and other, far more space-age materials, the structure and drape- heck, I even like the […]

Saint: A Veneration. Clint Catalyst talks with Dragula’s Saint

SAINT: A Veneration From the second competitor exterminated in season 3 of the Boulet Brothers’ Dragula to the winner of Dragula: Resurrection, the almighty Saint is now going on to compete for a chance at $100,000 on season 4 of Dragula, which premieres October 19, 2021, on AMC+’s Shudder Interview by Clint Catalyst  Clint: Saint!  […]

Wardrobe for the White Mouse: Zimmerman FW19

Intended to be a modern wardrobe for The White Mouse, Nancy Wake, a WWII spy for the Allies, Nicky Zimmerman’s fall 2019 collection is invokes in me a melding of Iris van Herpen’s petal cascades and Gunne Sax’ prairie fantasy. Images via Vogue h/t to Eliza Sidney for sharing this in her stories recently!

Post Mortem: February 2019

Relics from the month of February on Haute Macabre: Le Neant: LE Release from BloodMilk Jewels *no longer available online, however you may purchase them in person at the Ritual Cravt storefront in Denver, CO or at BloodMilk market events Stacked: January 2019 2018 Needful Things: S. Elizabeth’s Collection Of Anti-Anxiety Comforts Monthly Manifestation Manual […]

Haute Macabre Staff Favorites For 2017: Maika’s Picks

Some personal thoughts on 2017… Oh 2017, you were a very challenging and full year. In addition to all the weight, worry, and woe about current events, my personal life was fraught with stress, growing pains, and heartache, none of which was actually new to the year itself. But the tide well and truly turned […]

Post Mortem: January 2018

We present the first offerings from Haute Macabre in the new year, and cannot wait for everything we have upcoming for the new year! Exploring the Daydream Spaces of Scott Radke What Whisper A Needle Makes: The Creations of Elsa Olssen/Fevernest Death: A Graveside Companion Sam’s Semi-Annual Closet Cleanout Dr. Bloodsucker: Or, How I Learned […]

flow/er: Synthetic Floral Synethsis by Alexa Sirbu and Lukas Vojir

We’re entranced by this phantasmagorical video created by designers Alexa Sirbu and Lukas Vojir with music by Zelig Sound. Entitled “flow/er“, the experimental CG short barely lasts 30 seconds, but that’s one of the amazing things about dreams. While in the mind of the dreamer they might feel as though they go on forever, as far as our brains are […]

Post Mortem: July 2017

Haute Macabre’s offerings throughout the month of July Ashley Rose Couture’s “My Dearest Dust” & Other Current Conjurations Japan’s “Corpse Hotels”: It’s There That No One Will Stare Solstice Scents Spring 2017 Collection Life in Death at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Elemental- Iris Van Herpen Takes Our Breath Away Christina Mrozik: Metamorphosis, Quietus, and In-betweens Good […]

Post Mortem: December 2016

Haute Macabre’s offerings from December 2016. We hope you all had a wonderful month, and wish you all the very best for 2017! Thank you for another year of your amazing support, we couldn’t do it without you. Revelatory Feminine Mysticism: The Art of Jas Helena Edible Art from the Conjurer’s Kitchen BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse: […]

Hybrid Holism

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Bark

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. [ad name=”post ad image”]

Shoe Porn Saturday

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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”.