Hypnotic fashion of the future.
Every collection by Iris van Herpen is a blend of fashion, philosophy, and hi-tech. The new show titled HYPNOSIS was inspired by Anthony Howe’s kinetic sculpture named Universe which was mounted in the middle of the hall. The sculpture’s meditative motion took the guests to the world of future fashion that has already been made possible today.
Iris van Herpen says the HYPNOSIS collection is a “visualization of nature’s tapestry, the symbiotic cycles of our biosphere that interweave the air, land, and oceans”.
The collection contains 19 models made of delusively thin and transparent layers of fabric. The designer brought back the ancient art of processing silk tabby to create multi-layered organza spheres that challenge the traditional perception of silhouettes. Every dress is created with the use of modern technologies: laser cutting and printing, 3D modelling, and plotter cutting which allow for making hundreds of wave-like panels that flow faster than the human eye can track. The collection is centred mainly on white, black, red, blue, and deep golden. Unlike prior collections HYPNOSIS presents silhouettes straight out of fantasy: some still follow body curves while others create new shapes resembling mermaid tails and bird wings. It is quite hard to imagine most of these dresses in real life, however, some items might be applied, e.g. ultra-fashionable low-heel shoes with plastic insertions. The shoes are available in black, white, and beige, and most definitely be appreciated by every stylish lady.
Written by Polina Vorobyova
Translated by Tony Savosin