Haute Couture or Futuristic Horror Film?
What do you think of when you hear, haute couture? Most likely extravagant gowns that took hours of careful hand stitching to create. Well, breaking this mold is a young Dutch designer whose avante-garde dresses at first glance appear to be more suited for a futuristic horror movie.
Meet Iris Van Herpen, still in her early twenties this young lady is one of the youngest designers to show at Paris Couture Week. Highlights from her fall/winter 2012 collection are literally out of this world with the use of metal coils, tubing, plastic, and exaggerated silhouettes. By merging art and fashion and using minimal fabric, it’s almost a mystery how she was able to perfectly shape the industrial materials. If you’re thinking some of her looks are channeling Alexander McQueen, that’s because they very well could be. Van Herpen interned for the late designer.
Her creations are clearly inventive, so this young lady is one we’ll be keeping on our eyes in the design world.
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Alexander McQueen's foray into fashion began while apprenticing on Saville Row. While there, he perfected six methods of pattern cutting from the 16th Century which would later become a McQueen signature. By 1996, McQueen was named Chief Designer at Givenchy where he main... Read more >>