If you haven’t witnessed the Couture shows in Paris, I suggest you start your education now. Fashion and art coincide in the most beautiful manner with designers such as Alexis Mabille, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy and one of my all time favorites, Iris Van Herpen.
Iris van Herepen is not only a tented designer but is an artist with her couture line. each piece is not just unique but outstanding. Never garish and always chic she defines Haute Couture vision and represents everything it encompasses.
According to the writers at Wikipedia;
Iris van Herpen (born 5 June 1984) is a Dutch fashion designer. She studied Fashion Design at Artez Institute of the Arts Arnhem and interned at Alexander McQueen in London, and Claudy Jongstra in Amsterdam. In 2007, she started her own label. Since July 2011, she is a guest member of the prestigious Parisian Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, which is part of the Fédération française de la couture.
Iris is talented, and at a very young 29 years old is a beautiful and sometimes mad genius. Her couture is outstanding and always has a strange, creature like appearance. I am completely fascinated by her work and appreciate her sense of the odd and beautiful. Hopefully you will too. Here are some shots from backstage at the van Herpen show from the lovely Lea Colombo/Models.com.
To see more of her work and the full runway visit her site here;