I only attended a handful of shows but I would’ve sacrificed them all to actually see Iris van Herpen‘s Autumn 10-11 collection. If you’re not familiar with the Dutch designer, take heed because she has a very inspired future ahead of her. Upon graduating from ArtEZ Art Academy, she began showing at Amsterdam Fashion Week and has worked with the likes of Alexander McQueen and Victor&Rolf. For the past two seasons, she has been showing with Blow at London Fashion Week.
The photos speak for themselves. What amazes me is in the detail and technicality of each design. Complex and involved craftsmanship, 3-d sculpting, and a myriad of textures… without any doubt, this is my favourite collection of LFW. Curse the high heavens for my pittance of a non-salary because I would be Iris’s chief benefactor if that was financial possible.
I’d be inspired to create or sew something with similar architectural detail and form but I wouldn’t even dare think of where to start – perhaps running leather through Jon’s paper shredder and using zippers to create the paneled detailing? Hmmm….