Promoting creativity in connection with fashion

Everyone has been talking about Iris Van Herpen lately. As a matter of fact, the 27 year old Dutch designer has a beautiful career and yet, this is just the start.
After graduating from the ArtEZ Institute of Arts in 2006, she has been working for many fashion designers (Alexander McQueen and Viktor & Rolf being some of them). In 2007, she decided to start her own label.

She has been the winner of many fashion and design awards (such as the Dutch Fashion Awards and  the RADO Young Designer Awards). Last year, she became a member of the very prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.

Her fashion creations are real pieces of art, characterized by amazing handcrafting skills, cutting-edge technologies and very innovative sculptural shapes. Many celebrities and icons, like Lady Gaga and Björk have adopted her creations.

For all the reasons above, the Groninger Museum in Amsterdam, which has held exhibitions about Azzedine Alaïa, Comme des Garçons, Viktor & Rolf and Hussein Chalayan among others, is presenting the first large-scale solo exhibition of her work.

The Museum, which is promoting creativity in connection with fashion, has selected many key pieces of Iris’ creations and exhibits as an overview of her work since 2008.

Furthermore, a catalogue, which includes all of her collections, has been made to accompany the exhibition. The latter has been compiled by Sue-an van der Zijp, curator of present-day art and Mark Wilson, chief curator.
Audiences, aficionados and fans have until the 23 September 2012 to discover it!

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