One of the great minds in fashion today. Describing the show, Lily Templeton from NowFashion writes: “It starts with a crackle and a purple whip of an electric arc in the darkness of the Intercontinental Hotel’s grand ballroom. As a dancer contorts atop a specially built Tesla coil of a pedestal, Iris van Herpen grabs the audience by the hand to partake in a dream-walk through one of Nicola Tesla’s energy theory.
“Having secured her position as one of couture’s most daring experimentalist, Iris van Herpen has been skating along the still beautifully bleeding edge of design, with her use of 3D printing techniques and novel materials, some so raw and so advanced they don’t yet have names. But this time, she seems to have dialed down her use of volumes, thanks to the world-exclusive use of flexible 3D printed ‘fabrics.’
“Her final exit, all metal ‘crystals’ and sharp angles, reminds that she still has a firm grasp on her vision of a new path for garment design and production. But Iris van Herpen’s destination might not be as far away as one could imagine. That would have been to miss the quasi-footnote mention of her upcoming ready-to-wear, faced by singer Grimes and to be shown in Paris next March.” (via Billy Beyond)