‘Normal rules don’t apply’.

Tijdens de recente haute couture defilés in Parijs stal een Nederlandse vrouwelijke designer de show. Iris Van Herpen presenteerde de collectie ‘Voltage’. Het défilé kan je hier bekijken.
Voor al haar ontwerpen schakelt ze 3D printtechnologie in. TIME magazine noemde haar 3D jurken in 2011 één van de beste 50 uitvindingen van het jaar. Zowel Lady Gaga, Björk als Marion Cottilard werden al in haar creaties gespot.
In haar eigen woorden:
“For me fashion is an expression of art that is very close related to me and to my body.
I see it as my expression of identity combined with desire, moods and cultural setting.
In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world,  that it can be timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning. Wearing clothing creates an exciting and imperative form of self-expression. ‘Form follows function’ is not a slogan with which I concur. On the contrary, I find that forms complement and change the body and thus the emotion. Movement, so essential to and in the body, is just as important in my work. By bringing form, structure and  materials together in a new manner, I try to suggest and realize optimal tension and movement.”