iris van herpen

iris Van Herpen

Iris van Herpen’s vision lies in the reciprocity between craftsmanship and innovation in technique and materials. She creates a modern view on Haute Couture that combines fine handwork techniques with digital technology. Van Herpen forces fashion to the extreme contradiction between beauty and regeneration. It is her unique way to reevaluate reality and so to express and underline individuality.

The essence of Van Herpen is found in her attention to the character and emotions of a woman, as well as her attention to the feminine body. She mixes craftsmanship - using old and forgotten techniques - with innovation and materials inspired by the future.

Each one of Van Herpen’s designs uses a unique treatment of material or even the creation of completely new materials in order to realize the final vision. For this reason, Van Herpen prefers interdisciplinary research and often collaborates with other artists and scientists.

Iris Van Herpen has been a part of the Swarovski Collective since Autumn/Winter 2015.