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Iris Van Herpen Haute Couture S/S12

Ever-experimental, the Dutch designer put together 3D looks from the future with glitchy screensaver inspired outfits and hand-carved wooden dresses

The Dutch designer proved to be her usual futuristic self, experimenting with an array of outlandish techniques far from the fashion field: metal work, model-making techniques and plastic cut-outs all borrowed from the architecture and product design world marched down her latest catwalk.

Van Herpen brought trompe l’oeil to another level, as the effects created were purposely reminiscent of 3D effect, and the digital world at large: glitch-inspired dresses, screensaver animation-like cropped dresses, and a weaved metallic cape so fine it created a perfect mirror. Bodices with spiked hems and hand-carved wooden dresses made the collection an unlikely choice for everyday life, but challenges the boldest of fashion followers.