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Lauded by the fashion and tech worlds alike, Iris van Herpen is now the subject of a retrospective at the Dallas Museum of Art. Forty-five of the Dutch designer’s otherworldly pieces will be on display, culled from 15 collections spanning from 2008 to 2015 that trace her use of experimental materials like iron filings in resin, umbrella tines and magnets. At her spring 2017 “Between the Lines” collection, for example, Van Herpen collaborated with Canadian architect Philip Beesley on expandable laser-cut Mylar fabrics, in addition to incorporating polyurethane that was hand-painted through injection molding. Van Herpen is best known for pioneering the use of 3-D printing technology in clothing, a production innovation that landed her dresses on Time’s list of the Top 50 Inventions of 2011. Her clientele list is equally impressive, and includes fellow boundary-pushers Lady Gaga, Grimes and Björk, who sported van Herpen on her Bio
philia album cover and tour. Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion runs until Aug. 20.
IRIS VAN HERPEN IN COLLABORATION WITH JULIA KOERNER AND MATERIALISE BIOPIRACY, DRESS, MARCH 2014.