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Iris Van Herpen Displays Her Mesmerizing Technology at Hypnosis Couture Collection
Different countries have dynamic cultures when it comes to fashion. It is not strange to see that some fashion events have remained popular to date by evoking a subject of interest amongst the experts and stakeholders in the fashion and design industry. Today I would like to speak about one of the states of “haute couture” that has been “unmask people’s radar more than rocket science”.
The haute couture has come a long way from design to extraordinary creativity since post-world war era. This era saw two designers at the peak of their creative and innovative powers. On February 1947, there emerged a new designer named Christian Dior who showcased his first haute couture collection at 30 avenue Montaigne. Later on 5 February 1954 after years of darkness and voluntary banishing herself in Switzerland, Gabrielle Bonheur alias Coco Chanel presented her first post-second world war haute couture collection at 31 rue Cambon.
This era proved that creativity in times of adornment can survive. The two designers, Coco Chanel and Dior laid the foundations that stretched beyond their own lifetimes for the future success of their businesses. The businesses that they started since then continue to operate under the same addresses and their surnames have symbolized luxury bounty and wealth to date.
In the recently concluded Couture Aw19 Herpen showcased her cutting edging technology with fashion hypnosis. Working with Howe develops in an imitation of inquisitiveness by symbiosing most of the aspects of nature which rely upon one another. Hypnosis represents the beauty and complexity of the nature expressed in fragile landscape. An evidence that fashion and architecture can borrow from each other.
The ‘Hypnosis’ collection is a hypnotic visualisation of nature’s tapestry, the symbiotic cycles of our biosphere that interweave the air, land, and oceans. It also reflects the ongoing dissection of the rhythms of life and resonates with the fragility within these interwoven worlds.’ – Iris van Herpen
As described by the Herpen. Hypnosis collection is inspired by changing nature and represents beauty of nature and human destruction on nature’s lifestyle. The design explains the interdepend relationship of nature interweave among land, seas and air. The hypnosis is based on three-dimension cyclical sphere by Howe, which is described by the wing on which hypnosis collection is based on.
Anthony Howe Omniverse sculpture is popular in Élysée Montmartre venue, which could have given Herpen collection an upper hand as her finale dress was in form of Omniverse. The dress had rotating wings made of aluminum, feathers and stainless-steel borrowing Howe’s kinetic sculptures. The infinity dress was another key looks at the Couture, recreated through a closely balanced scheme. In cyclic flight, the complex twisted structure made of aluminum, stainless steel and gears has been adorned with such delicate shading of feathers that winds around its own middle.
Some other amazing display was built from inter-layered dazzling organza spheres that question the connection around layer and texture via illusionary structures which constantly surround one another to produce a blurry design. Whereas other outfits did look such as glitter floating on the water rippling down the sides, as a perception of a Japanese art of Suminagashi, in which fluid lines of glittering coloured silk were cut by beam tactic, upon being tapped with heat on clear chiffon, so because they seem to trickle perfectly across the body.
What is Hypnosis Collection?
The compilation hypnosis comprises of 19 geometric shapes which stream in transparencies deceivingly. Multifaceted across the body, they restore the old method of spinning fabric moiré which connects with the illusionary nature of the human interpretation. The epicycle displays are built by multi-layered dazzling organza fields that challenge the surface-substance connection via abstract patterns which infinitely wrap one another. Hypnosis techniques was developed through the collaboration Professor Phillip Beesley that includes ten thousand plottercut mini waves that contextualize the clothes continually across each inverse kinematics, exposing the skin between the fantastical spheroid design.
Who is Iris Van Herpen?
Iris Van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer. Van Herpen started her label in 2007. She is a guest member of the Parisian Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. She has shown her collection at the Paris Fashion Week since January 2011. Much of her work belong to a category referred as fantasy couture. Van Herpen attended the Preparatory Course Arts and Design at ArtEZUniversity of the Arts in Arnhem. It is during this time that she realized her passion and interest in designing clothes and decided to study Fashion Design at ArtEZ and later graduating. Van Herpenutilizes the 3D printing garment construction technique.
Herpen became the first to introduce the 3D printing technology of Rapid Prototyping in the fashion world. Iris has won many awards in events such as Mercedes Benz Fashion Awards, Dutch Accessory Awards and Dutch Media Awards. While Herpen was growing, she wanted to become a ballet dancer but all changed when she went to school.
How Van Herpen Became So Successful?
Van Herpen is innovative in that unlike other designers she cannot do without material and she does not start her collection off with a sketch for a design but rather uses a drawn-out search for the materials which she tests in her studio. The second thing that makes Herpen successful is her sculptural, handmade creations and her use of unusual materials. Third, her innovative couture invited her to become a guest member in the summer of 2011 as a result of his exceptional prowess in design and thus paved a way for his success.
Why Van Herpen Is Different from Other Couture.
Van Herpen couture and skills cannot be compared to and with other designers since she employs the use of high-end technology and moves in quite extraordinarily avant-garde circles. She is also interested in new ideas, in the interface between fashion and architecture, fashion and music, fashion and the cosmos and fashion and technology. Her design has been worn by celebrities such as Cara Delevingne, Fan Bing Bing, Solange Knowles, Soo Joo Park and Natalia Vodianova.
Technology behind Iris van Herpen Design
The process behind the making the making of the Iris Van Herpen Couture collection `LudiNaturae’ has been the reason behind her unique designs. This process uses 3D printer that uses Polyjet technology to print different materials simultaneously. The dress is printed in the machine creating optimal softness. This process is a fusion of precisely controlled digital 3D modeling and the less predictable analog nature of deformation.
Van Herpen is one of the few twenty first century designers whose creations incorporate elements of art, music, ballet, science, philosophy, printing, sculpture, computer technology, engineering, architecture and photography. From time to time she collaborates with experts and in that way, she is always open to learn new ways.