FROM THE NETHERLANDS INTO THE WORLD
Iris van Herpen (1984) is a Dutch fashion designer who is widely recognized as one of fashion’s most talented and forward-thinking creators who continuously pushes the boundaries of fashion design. Her creations not only inspire people on catwalks, but also in museums. They cause a sensation, worn by stars such as Beyoncé, Cate Blanchett, and Lady Gaga.
Van Herpen is often hailed as a pioneer in utilizing 3D printing as a garment construction technique, and as an innovator who is comfortable with using technology as one of the guiding principles in her work because of its sculptural nature and unfamiliar form. The designer’s intent is to blend the past and the future into a distinct version of the present by fusing technology and traditional Couture craftsmanship.