Iris Van Hepern’s Spring 2013 Couture Show Was In Full Voltage

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(photo: Giovanni Giannino)

Especially With Such Intricacy At Work

Aptly entitled ‘Voltage’, Iris Van Hepern’s Spring 2013 Couture show was “Inspired by a childhood dream, a desire to understand control and re-create lightning.”  And that she did by featuring a living standing sculpture in the center of the room with ‘purple lightning’ passing through her body.  Her new collection mesmerized with structure, restrained fluidity of shapes and innovation, as always.

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(photo: Giovanni Giannino)

Considered an innovator, Belgian van Herpen produced what she referred to as “the first 3-D-printed flexible dresses,” which would then in turn move with the model’s own body movements.  The dress to the left above, totally blew my mind when I found out it formed a trompe l’oeil seashell armor rather than it being made of different pieces put together to create one form (pattern reminds me of guinea hen feathers).

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 (photo: Giovanni Giannino)

This dress is definitely for those with an aversion to PDA and lots of style.

(via WWD)

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