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Work / Fashion

Iris Van Herpen

Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen’s collections make me think of films which tried to predict what the future would look like – where cars fly, and robots rule. Well now we’re here and our tangible world is far less space-age than people imagined but Iris Van Herpen’s fashion portfolio is truly futuristic: combining intricate craftsmanship with the latest technologies (think 3D printing), material manipulation and innovation. It’s the kind of show-stopping couture Björk wears (check out her striking IVH dress on the Biophilia album cover) rather than something you’d pull on to go out and buy a pint of milk, but I’m sold.