Iris Van Herpen is a haute couture and womenswear designer who is revolutionizing the future of fashion with her intricate designs and high tech materials. From her site:
Iris van Herpen stands for a reciprocity between craftsmanship and innovation in technique and materials. She creates a modern view on Haute Couture that combines fine handwork techniques with futuristic digital technology. Van Herpen forces fashion to the extreme contradiction between beauty and regeneration. It is her unique way to reevaluate reality and to express and underline individuality.
The essence of van Herpen is expressing the character and emotions of a woman and to extend the shape of the feminine body in detail. She mixes craftsmanship- using old and forgotten techniques- with innovation and materials inspired on the world to come.
Adafruit favorite Bjork wears van Herpen’s designs frequently, most notably on the cover of her latest album Biophilia.