Iris Van Herpens’ three-dimensional garments resemble art or sculpture rather than fashion. Her incredible imagination, combined with the use of unusual fabrics and materials, has gained the Dutch fashion designer an enviable reputation within the industry, even though she only graduated in 2006.
This season while showing with Vauxhall Fashion Scout she is collaborating with some impressive artists. The models will strut down the catwalk wearing hats and headpieces designed by Irene Bussemaker and shoes by the United Nude label.
Milliner Irene Bussemaker also experiments with unusual shapes and materials including leather, feathers and even plastic. She divides her designs into categories including Dareables (for those who dare) and Wearables (easy to wear). She is inspired by things around her, especially nature.
The innovative shoe brand United Nude has established itself with concise concepts and elegant designs. It is distributed in over thirty countries worldwide, including the fashion capitals of New York, London and Shanghai. Designed by a selection of creative minds including architects and photographers, you can see how the experimental style will work with Iris Van Herpen's collection.
And with James Brown and his team doing the hair backstage it looks set to be an exciting show.
Posted by Emma Drinnan