Iris van Herpen ‘Biopiracy’ Collection

Iris van Herpen‘s “Biopiracy” Collection: In the recent past, patents on our genes have been purchased. Are we still the sole proprietor of our bodies? From this question arises a sense of arrested freedom in one’s most intimate, solitary state. A mix of ready-to-wear and couture pieces is presented with artist Lawrence Malstaf – who specializes in the interaction between biology and physicality. Models float in the air, embryonic, seemingly weightless and in a meditative suspended animation.

Metamorphosis is suggested through intricate enmeshing of materials. Imprisoned fire opal beads gleam through lacerated weaves, artificial fibers compose voluminous, architectural structures, the organic ripple of light on water. A 3D printing collaboration with Julia Koerner fuses the artisanal with the technical to create a kinetic dress which dances as it amplifies bodily movement. Molded boots in collaboration with United Nude accelerate and reconfigure the silhouette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info and images © Iris van Herpen

More from Teodora Zapartan
Château La Coste Art Gallery features arches that echo the graphical layout of the grapevines
The new building designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop rises in the...
Read More
Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.