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:[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/BzaHQRiCBXa/[/instagram] [instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/BzYVc30if-O/[/instagram] [instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/BzYuZZ9CqNg/[/instagram] [instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/BzYeVufoqkR/[/instagram]
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.[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/BzYAQaCHuWW/[/instagram]
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.[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/BzYeVufoqkR/[/instagram]
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.