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Editorial Column: Iris Van Herpen SS11 Collection, Crystallization


Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen proves innovation and intricacy can lift fashion architecture to new heights with the avant-garde visionary masterpiece seen in her SS2011 collection, Crystallization. Conceptualizing the art of liquid transformation, the integration of rubber, metallic, mesh, and countless strips of leather certainly create an intriguing symmetry that appears destined for runways and enchanting ice kingdoms alike.
Iris has been quoted saying, "I’m fascinated by the fact that secret lines are hidden in fully transparent and fluid materials. At the moment this material freezes (when the crystal arises) this comes to life. It’s then that the symmetry and structure underneath become visible."
As for taking these pieces from runway to reality, I think the contradiction of structure and fluidity of such beautifully handcrafted garments is something that can be dubbed more artful than wearable. And in this case, that's fine with me.


Article and image collage: Bella Harris
Image credit: Peter Stigter
Shoes: Iris Van Herpen x United Nude

Comments

Doni Brown said…
I love this post!!!

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Zepequeña said…
Really stunning!

Zepequeña.
Andrés Corella said…
Genius!! That´s all I can say

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Andy
24 Blogazine said…
love the polaroid action!
Eva said…
This is very similar to Alexander McQueen's Spring 2009 collection. It's very dramatic and sculptural.

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Great post, thanks for sharing. Those shoes are crazy beautiful!

toya

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Anonymous said…
Those shoes are friggin amazing! love!


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Miss Neira
FashionJazz said…
Hello babe!! Just thought I would pop in and say hi! Hope you well! Miss you! Mwah xx
yiqin; said…
Lovely :)
Shelley said…
Incredible writing! Informative, interesting, and all around amazing Bella!

XOXO
WanderLust said…
unreal. so obsessed! Great post!! Now following you :)

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Sweet said…
wow...congratulations love...very stunning photos :D


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Anonymous said…
This is amazing!! And those shoes... wow...
Aahna said…
Congratulations! i got a crush on IVH clothing, specially the shoes. The style and original design are pure love.

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