July 3, 2012

Gracious Aliens In Iris Van Herpen’s Couture Show

Avant-garde Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen sent models walking down the runway for her Fall/Winter 2012 Couture show in a series of gracious yet alien-like body-armours.

Drawing her inspiration from the natural world and using computer-assisted design to create exquisite 3D patterns that were later assembled by hand, the designer imagined a collection of living sculptures in glinting copper, luscious acrylic and sensuous leather, that wound around the models’ bodies, framing them in the most elaborate ways.

A body suit made out of tiny copper plates embroided on burgundy fabric, a tulip dress with tentacles that curled around the legs in a most alluring manner and a shimmering deep blue trench coat that graciously hugged the body, were only a few of the show-stopping pieces that Iris Van Herpen imagined for the bold, powerful woman.

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Photos courtesy of: france24.com, nowfashion.com