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Hypnotic New Garments by Iris van Herpen Blur the Boundaries of Art, Science, and Fashion

Posted On: Jul 10, 2019   |   Posted By: Colossal

Hypnotic New Garments by Iris van Herpen Blur the Boundaries of Art, Science, and Fashion

Like many of her haute couture peers, fashion designer Iris van Herpen selects a theme that inspires and unites the designs in each of her collections. Van Herpen, who has interdisciplinary interests in fine art and science, is particularly known for her wide-reaching collaborations. For her latest body of work, titled ‘Hypnosis,' the Dutch designer partnered with Anthony Howe , an American sculptor who specializes in large-scale kinetic works.
The resulting collection is centered around Howe's Omniverse sculpture. With rotating circles of varying sizes spiraling out from a central arc, Omniverse “explores our relationship with nature and intertwines with infinite expansion and contraction, expressing a universal life cycle,” according to a statement on van Herpen's website. The designer used feathers, silk, aluminum, stainless steel, organza, ball bearings, and satin in labor-intensive processes to form the ethereal dresses worn by runway models who passed through and around...

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