This Fall, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta will become the first U.S. museum to present a major exhibition of work by visionary Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen. A truly unique artist, Van Herpen is known for her combination of fine craftsmanship and futuristic techniques. Her work is among the first, and still most impressive examples, of 3-D printed fashion in the world. She is inspired by the arts, sciences, music and philosophy and her designs contain layers of these disciplines. She has long been a favorite of The Brvtalist as we always admire people who successfully fuse artistry with technology. Expect to see silhouettes, details and geometry that will completely alter your view on what fashion can be. From the museum:
Van Herpen has garnered international acclaim for her couture designs, which interweave traditional handwork with groundbreaking 3D-printing technology, computer modeling, and engraving constructed in collaboration with architects, engineers and digital design specialists. Her visually impressive, sculptural designs – often featuring unusual materials such as magnets, umbrella ribs and synthetic boat rigging – create silhouettes that appear both organic and futuristic. Her work has been worn by style icons such as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Bjork and has graced the runways of Amsterdam, London and Paris. The exhibition will feature 45 outfits carefully selected from 15 of van Herpen's collections designed from 2008 through 2015, offering a comprehensive visual survey of her design career.
This is a must see exhibition for fans of fashion, art and technology. It is co-organized with the Groninger Museum (Netherlands) and will debut at the High before continuing on a North American tour. For more information please visit the High Museum.