Dress and ‘Aero’ shoes, ‘Lucid’ collection, Autumn/Winter 2016-17, designed by Iris van Herpen, The Netherlands

Iris van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer who regularly collaborates with artists, designers and scientists to create work that spans the boundaries between clothing, art installation and scientific experiment. Van Herpen’s often sculptural clothes defy conventional clothing structures while relying on creating new fabrications or combining traditional with experimental techniques. She is a significant innovator of digital techniques in fashion and was one of the first designers to produce 3D-...

Summary

2016/41/1
The dress comprises a computationally-modelled layer of transparent, laser-cut acrylic hexagons and discs joined with Tygon tubing over a black underdress. The effect over the skirt is of a bubbling silhouette. The cotton underdress is fastened with a zipper and the overlay is opened and fastened by disconnecting and reconnecting the tubing from the acrylic shapes. The 'Aero' shoes comprise a laser-cut leather upper with back zipper, clear acrylic platform, which creates a hovering effect, black painted wood base with ribbed rubber sole. The dress and shoes were part of Iris van Herpen's Lucid collection, presented in Paris on 8 March 2016, during Paris Fashion Week (Autumn/Winter 2016-17).

Dimensions

860 mm

Source

Purchased with funds from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Foundation, 2016
27 October, 2016

Cite this Object

Dress and 'Aero' shoes, 'Lucid' collection, Autumn/Winter 2016-17, designed by Iris van Herpen, The Netherlands 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2017, <https://ma.as/539460>
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