Iris Van Herpen at VFS Paris Showroom

With previous experience working for the inspirational Alexander McQueen and the fabulous design-duo Viktor and Rolf, it is no surprise that womenswear designer, Iris Van Herpen, possesses a passion for avant-garde and experimental fashion.

After previewing ten pieces from her SS ‘11 collection earlier this summer at Amsterdam International Fashion Week, Iris recently revealed the complete collection in London and is now on display in Paris at the VFS showroom.

Entitled 'Crystallization', Iris’s latest designs are inspired by the transformation of liquid to solid, or more specifically, water to crystal. With help from Product design specialists, MGX by Materialise, Iris has created 3D features on her conceptual pieces representative of flowing water and icy particles. Panelled, woven and pleated ‘Ecco’ leather in shades of icy white and shiny taupe together form intricate dresses with a futuristic edge. For this season, Iris has also collaborated with United Nude to design and create several pairs of stunning shoe boots, decoratively draped with small silver chains and leather cording, adding a stylistic feature in tone with the entire collection.

For the past six seasons, Dutch born Iris has presented previous collections at Amsterdam and Tokyo Fashion Weeks: Now with support from Vauxhall Fashion Scout, world wide press attention and well received showcases at both London and Paris Fashion Week, word of the Iris Van Herpen label has become international...

To see her new SS11 collection head down to the Fashion Scout Paris Showroom at 10-12 rue des Coutures Saint-Gervais, 75003, Paris!