The performing act preceding Iris Van Herpen’s galvanic haute couture presentation for spring 2013 was more than just a quick insight hinting towards the collection’s fantastical subtext. Once the long electrical sparks stopped, the runway became even more dynamic if possible, easily surpassing reality with a line up build upon 11 outstanding looks, silently claiming to have pushed the boundaries of science.
The avant-garde Dutch designer stayed very much truthful to her unique futuristic vision by exploring natural electricity this season, the same one that as stated before the show “enervates the human body”. This peculiar concept translated to an imaginative collection, where the dream-like sculptural dresses perfectly captured the high-energy connotations, while slowly evolving into a state of fine art.
It was in the mesmerizing details such as the spiky appliques and intricate embellishments, where Iris Van Herpen’s true fascination for particularities shined through, giving place to a seemingly bold fantasy covered in a binary palette of black and whites.
You can see all of the Iris Van Herpen haute couture spring 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree