October 21, 2015
By Marius Brianski
Photos Courtesy of Iris van Herpen
Paris, France – Fashion for the mind, another more intellectual work by the Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen for Spring/Summer 2016.
Crossing the barrier between technology and art one can see a work, which is really modern still leaving many room for thought. There’s much engineering behind each silhouette making each one a really planned out work of art. Even if looking rather simple at first, when seen up close the number of details strike the observer. Organic shapes combined with geometrical, superficial ones. Master tailoring and finishing make stitch lines nearly invisible.
There’s a couture feeling, yet the pieces are wearable. Body clinging tops, dresses, kimono coats, high-waisted skinny pants and the shimmering, futuristic pants and skirts fill the runway. The lengths vary from mini, mid to maxi and with sharp slits. Transparent materials are finished with shiny stones.
The colors are simplified to only nudes and black. The accessories are only the wide inspired belts and dramatic platforms short boot shoes, which seemed to be carved from leather.
The effect gets cybernetic and set by set still suprising. One is left thinking: How something so simple, can give such a out-of-this-world effect?