Showcasing avant-garde garments that combine art, engineering, architecture and science by the internationally acclaimed Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen.
Exhibition includes 45 exquisite outfits from 15 collections, nine pairs of shoes and examples of van Herpen’s innovative materials including items visitors may touch. Visitors will learn about her partnerships with architects, designers, scientists and 3-D printing companies. Videos featuring an interview with van Herpen and footage from her six most recent runway shows will also be featured.
Refinery Smoke Dress - Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Refinery Smoke, Dress, July 2008, untreated woven metal gauze and cow leather, Groninger Museum, 2012.0196. Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios
Hacking Infinity Shoes - Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Hacking Infinity, Shoes, 2015, laser-cut cow leather, 3-D printed photopolymer and stereolithography resin, in collaboration with Noritaka Tatehana and 3-D Systems, Collection of the designer. Photograph © NORITAKA TATEHANA
Capriole Ensemble - Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Capriole, Ensemble, July 2011, 3-D printed polyamide, in collaboration with Isaie Bloch and Materialise, Groninger Museum, 2012.0209. Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios
Capriole-0780 - Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Capriole, Dress, July 2011, transparent acrylic sheets, tulle and cotton, Groninger Museum, 2012.0227, © Iris van Herpen. Photo by Michel Zoeter