Award-wining Dutch designer Iris van Herpen is one of the pioneers of 3D printing in fashion design. For her latest collection, she meshed this technique with folding, lacing, hand weaving, and laser cutting—at times, all into one garment, for example with the silver lattice dresses and the cocoon coat outlined with a halo of tinsels. The Iris van Herpen Spring 2016 ready-to-wear offering also featured geometric lace gowns and transparent materials set in crystals in the form of trousers styled under short dresses and overlaid on top of nude frocks.
Founder: Iris van Herpen
Owner: Iris van Herpen
Designer: Iris van Herpen
Year Established: 2007
Spring 2016 Inspiration: Living tree bridges in India that are grown from the root.
Star Pieces: The liquid silver lattice dresses and skirts; and those sharp high-waist pants with the triangle cutouts.
The Middle Eastern Sale: Even with intricate engineering, the collection is very wearable.