To say that Iris Van Herpen is moving haute couture forward into the future is an understatement. In over a couple of seasons, this young couturier has established herself as the saving grace of what used to be a dying industry, and her craft and intelligence are responsible for such. She never fails to inject a scientific reference to her collections, which is no different for her Spring 2019 haute couture show. This time, she’s inspired by the possibility of human hybrids, trotting out looks that challenge the human form and how people visualize it. Her unique silhouettes, usually roundish in nature, pair well with her one-of-a-kind fabric manipulations that make all her interesting and slight unbelievable shapes come to life. Interestingly enough, color was massively present in this offering, slightly more so than her previous shows. Shades of dark Aegean and arctic blue, vermillion, burnt orange, and dusky yellow were painted all over her museum-worthy creations, creating a visual feast of a couture collection that’s worthy of all the highest praises this industry have given.
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