Iris van Herpen does Dallas
Iris van Herpen hacks and hybridizes fashion. Welcome to Dallas, ya’ll!
Hailing from Holland, Iris van Herpen is our favorite fashion doyenne, futurist, demigoddess and design dissident. No one creates teched-out, chemiluminescent confections like her. Having cut her teeth at Alexander McQueen back in the day before venturing out on her own, the Dutch creative has always been smack-dab at the intersection of art, tech, fashion and all over the bio-sphere. Her penchant for pushing alien-like propositions and awesome art work has caught the eye of like-minded modernist masters such as Rem Koolhaas, Nick Knight, Daphne Guinness and Björk (who wore her stuff on the cover of Biophilia, etc.), while Lady Gaga has been caught countless times peacocking in her bio-hacked, exoskeleton-esque get-ups.
Now, ten years on and going strong, Iris is the toast of the town (Dallas, that is) and has an exhilarating exhibit over at The Museum of Art, which is showcasing heaps of her avant-garde works (45 looks in all) as well as her signature parametric, ‘rapid prototyped’ and 3-D printed gear — all bearing witness to the evolution, mutation and hybridization of a true sartorial synthesizer. Congrats, Iris!
‘Transforming Fashion’ — On now through August 20, 2017 at The Dallas Museum of Art
VIVISXN – Fashion + Futurism + Art