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Photography by David Maunder

Iris van Herpen Womenswear A/W10

Expect wonderfully futuristic and ethereal pieces from the Netherlands-based designer

Graduating from the Dutch ArtEZ Art Academy, Van Herpen cut her teeth working at Alexander McQueen and Viktor & Rolf which was wholly evident this season at her sixth solo collection. With extravagant snake-like dresses in finely cut-out patterned fabrics and leather paired with those dangerously high structured platforms, the show entitled 'Radiation Invasion' meant an attempt to create 'flowing' lines and to play on external dimensions.

Dresses came out in the form of iridescent butterfly wings and futuristic structures which focused on accentuated feminine shapes, soaring shoulders and three-dimensional looks in almost holographic silver, black and gold. Her eleven handmade pieces, all structured asymmetrically seemed oddly life-like and refelctive of her themes.

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