Computer Programming Meets Couture: Iris van Herpen Couture 2019

The eponymous fashion brand Iris van Herpen technicalities in its creations as  once again the play with computer programming, physics and alchemy at the height of  it’s latest couture collection .

Complicated yet artistic; every piece is a distinct work of art. Collaborating  with American kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe, whose pieces are powered by the wind. Iris says her last look was inspired by the way its arching vertebrae, spinning on a curving axis, simultaneously expand and contract. According to her the spinning that was seen in the last outfit was mechanized, but outside in the wind the wings would twist just like Howe’s kinetic sculptures.

Not every piece in the collection had Hoewe’s kinetic input but Van Herpen successfully managed to create a synergy  in part by utilizing the Japanese ink-on-water technique of suminagashi. Creating print of lines, which she heat bonded to Mylar and laser cut in contrapositive ways. Ultimately, this collection and the ones before it is one of the most memorable couture collection of every season.



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