Escapism Couture is the latest digital amazement in fashion created by multitalented and prolific fashion designer Iris van Herpen.

Her futuristic collection influenced by digital technology was showcased in Parisian Haute Couture Fashion Week.
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Iris’s intention was to compose a mixture of art, fashion and design with the use of unconventional fabrics, sculptural shapes and new technologies. Escapism Couture is highly inspired by the artwork of Kris Kuksi, “a post industial Rococo master”. Both his work and the collection of Iris van Herpen is full of intricacy and eccentricity.
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Iris used 3D printing techniques with the help of architect Daniel Widrig. The hat maestro Stephen Jones designed headpieces made of loud speakers and remnants of computer parts as the literal and philosophical response to technology.
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The forms of her designs resemble fish scales, sculptural shapes, pads, curves and folds. The fabrics of the collection are quite untypical for fashion but commonly used in the architecture and mostly consisted of metal.
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Iris main intention in her Escapism Couture was to bring digital knowledge in the clothes using very difficult techniques and combining them with handwork. The process of creation consists of three main steps: pieces are designed on the computer, improved by other programmes and exposed to laser processing. The result shows that Iris managed to combine innovation along with traditional techniques. The catwalk gave the impression of performance with sculptural figures walking with Parisian grace.
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2/21/2011 09:17:01 pm

I'm in love with those sculpted dresses!!!!!!!!

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2/27/2011 08:12:36 pm

Me too - Im really amazed with the projects and designs of Iris van Herpen :)

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