Iris van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer. She studied Fashion Design at Artez Institute of the Arts Arnhem, interned at Alexander McQueen in London and Claudy Jongstra in Amsterdam. In 2007, she started her own label. Van Herpen is well know for her 3D printed fashion. Last year she collaborated with architect Julia Koerner and Materialise for her collection ‘Hybrid Holism’ which was inspired by the ‘living’ architectural work of Philip Beesly and his ‘Holizolic Ground’ project.
For her latest fashion collection ‘VOLTAGE’, Iris van Herpen collaborates with Julia Koerner, Materialise, Stratasys and Prof.Neri Oxman. Van Herpen’s eleven-piece collection features two 3D printed ensembles. One is an elaborate skirt and cape created in collaboration with artist, architect, designer and professor Neri Oxman from MIT’s Media Lab, and 3D printed by Stratasys.
Objet Connex multi-material 3D printed technology
The 3D printed skirt and cape were produced using Stratasys’ unique Objet Connex multi-material 3D printed technology, which allows a variety of material properties to be printed in a single build. This allowed both hard and soft materials to be incorporated within the design, crucial to the movement and texture of the piece.
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