I've been studying Iris Van Herpen this week for a uni presentation. I decided to focus on her work as her craftsmanship and designs seem pretty impossible yet she has turned them into reality. Her latest Paris Couture collection reminds me of Star wars ships, Barcelona Cathedral, Harry Potters Monster book and work by H.R Giger. I love how she focuses on futuristic silhouettes and sort of pushes the boundaries of couture to another level.
"In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world, that it is timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning. Wearing clothing can create a very exciting and imperative form of self-expression. 'Form follows function' is not a slogan with which I concur. On the contrary, I find that forms complement and change the body and thus the emotion. Movement, so essential to and in the body, is just as important in my work. By bringing form, structure and materials together in a new manner, I try to suggest and realize optimal tension and movement.”