Interchangeable coat and dress on mannequin
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Iris van Herpen (Dutch, b. 1984).
Cropped coat of fine black wool with 3D hand-painted soft lines
Widely heralded as one of fashion's most forward-thinking designers, Iris van Herpen discovered fashion for the first time in her grandmother's attic, where she unearthed a mini-museum of garments and costumes that opened her eyes to another decade. Trained in classical ballet, the designer has been fascinated by fluidity and the entangled art of movement throughout her career. The mercurial dance in which the body and mind intersect have perpetually propelled Van Herpen's sensorial design philosophy and paved the way for more conscious forms of fashion.
Contemplating movement as a metamorphic force enables these ethereal garments to extend from the human body, sculpting their forms into multidimensional silhouettes. Movement adds another layer to the brand's craft. Van Herpen's vision is guided by the human anatomy and the way the woman moves, making these otherworldly-looking garments adored by clientele worldwide.
Iris van Herpen's works have featured in over 100 exhibitions across the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, the V&A Museum in London, the MAD in Paris as well as over 25 international museums.
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