Having met Iris Van Herpen in a showroom yesterday, it suddenly dawned upon me that due to her relatively low-key profile, you might not all know about her or her modernist, innovative and cutting edge designs – and seeing as this woman is what one could call a creative GENIUS, this is obviously a BIG problem.
She is a Dutch fashion designer, born on June 5th 1984, who after having studied fashion and worked for some of the industry’s major players (ever heard of Alexander McQueen?), started her own label back in 2007. She has been a guest member at the Parisian Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, a privilege for any designer, since 2011; and she herself designs both Couture and Ready-to-Wear.
Obviously, Haute Couture tends to give the designer far more freedom: imagination runs wild and fantasies become reality.
A few examples.
Crystallization – July 2010, Amsterdam Fashion Week
Micro – January 2012, Paris Haute Couture Week
VOLTAGE – January 2013, Paris Haute Couture Week. To be watched in its entirety, for it is just sublime.