Vacuum Packed Model Installation by artist Lawrence Mallstaf, Autumn Winter 2014/2015 Photo: Robert Clark

Smashing Fashion

July 2014

Iris Van Herpen’s personal world
Iris van Herpen balances craft and innovation, materials and technology, to create fashion that does not adhere to tradition. Relying on intuition and emotion, applying craftsmanship and tapping into advanced technologies, she draws on her inspiration for the future to generate thoroughly expressive forms that complement and change the body, displaying optimal tension and movement. Interdisciplinary research is key, with other artists and scientists often brought into the mix, to achieve her powerful vision.