Van Herpen’s collection is a demonstration of what happens when unconventional materials and technology collide to create breathtaking designs. If you were in the Dallas area between May and August this year, then you were fortunate enough to see this exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA). The designer’s exhibition features pieces from collections spanning from 2008 to 2015.
Chemical Crows January 2008
The primary influence tailored towards Chemical Crows was the nest of crows living outside of Herpen's studio.
Iris fascinated with birds came at an early age when she housed jackdaws. Traditionally, crows are associated with secrecy and symbolism. Crows are known for their intelligence and prediction of glittering objects. Iris used thousands of yard of industrial yarn to layer texture that give the impression of a suit of feathers in motion.
Radiation Invasion September 2009
Radiation Invasion is inspired by the simultaneous frightening and fascinating presence of radiant energy; particularly generated by electronics. This collection represents the idea of having the ability to detect and manipulate radiation - if we like magnets, could attract and repel.
Photos by AYW Media