Everyone's Talking About Iris Van Herpen's 2019 Couture Collection, Here's Why

Her designs are kinetic, futuristic and all kinds of cool

Dutch Designer Iris Van Herpen showcased her Fall 2019 Collection at Paris Couture Week yesterday, the images of which have been flooding our feeds for good reason. Take a look at some of her designs:

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And then, there was her finale dress, made in the image of American kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe's spherical Omniverse sculpture which was displayed at the Élysée Montmartre venue as well.


Speaking about the inspiration behind her collection, the designer said she was compelled by the way the sculpture's arching vertebrae, spinning on a curving axis, simultaneously expanded and contracted. Her finale dress, made in the image of the artwork, had rotating wings made up of aluminium, stainless-steel and feathers. Though the dress was mechanised for the show, it would move outside in the wind, much like Howe's kinetic sculptures themselves.


Van Herpen's collection also utilised a Japanese ink-on-water technique called suminagashi, laser-cutting and other innovative techniques. Her technical, futuristic and avant-garde collection is exciting and fresh in best way possible.