I was inspired by the beautiful designs from Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen. 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 francaise de la couture.
Iris van Herpen had an intuitive appreciation of fashion and art as a youth. Her first passion was actually dance. It was when she attended the Preparatory Course Art & Design at Artez during her high school years that she became particularly interested in designing clothes.
She graduated in 2006 from the fashion design department of Artez. The department has a strong international reputation and lists notable graduates as Viktor & Rolf, Alexander van Slobbe (SO; Orson+Bodil) and Lucas Ossendrijver (Lanvin Homme). Her graduation collection MACHINE JEWELLERY already bears Van Herpen’s characteristic interest in the visualization of elusive concepts and intangible elements, in this case ‘time’, and inventiveness in material use and treatment.
One year after graduating, Van Herpen launched her own fashion label under her name. Iris van Herpen creates women’s wear collections. Her designs require every time a unique treatment of material or even the creation of complete new materials. For this reason, Van Herpen prefers interdisciplinary research and often collaborates with other artists.
From the beginning of her career Iris van Herpen’s talent has been singled out as very promising and it has grown strong over the years. It has been recognized through awards, exhibitions, publications, and her recent guest membership of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.
Source: photos found on Google+. Website: Iris van Herpen