Capriole by Iris Van Herpen Fall 2011-12
Posted on July 14, 2012 by bertadp
This season, the traditionally privileged guests of the Paris Couture shows for Fall-Winter 2011-12 not only had the opportunity to watch the of the established couture houses’ creational extravaganzas, but also to watch the debut presentation of Iris Van Herpen – a collection that we could say was more of a line-up of sheer craftsmanship put into practice.
Iris Van Herpen, age 27, graduated from the prominent fashion school ARTEZ (Arnhem) with a Fashion Design degree and then carried out internships with Claudy Jongstra and Alexander McQueen – whose influences pervade throughout in her style and techniques. That which distinguishes her creatively, is that she manages to create a unique type of couture that combines the qualities of hand-worked materials with the sublime effects of digital technology.
In Capriole, her latest collection, the designer presented five architectural looks, which she developed using this combined technique. The essence of Iris Van Herpen’s work relies upon her need to highlight the contradiction between beauty and regeneration. It makes her unique in expressing human individuality.