Sunday, August 1, 2010

Intricate sculptural dresses

Iris van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer with very unconventional sources of inspiration that give her work an interesting strangeness and aesthetic depth. One of her latest collections was inspired by mummification, with the underlying idea that "life is an illusion, and in death you could create your own reality". By not just following the form of the human body, but rather augmenting it with grotesque sculptural structures, Iris also gives us a look into a world where humans are more culturally free to explore their physicality and modify it to their own wishes.

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