Designer Combines Cutting-Edge Technology and Classic Designs

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    Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen recently showcased her latest collection called Shift Souls, at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

    The collection features gowns that play with shapes and colors, pushing the boundaries of fashion and technology. Most of her dresses were created using 3D printing as a garment construction technique, to create abstracted birds and anamorphic faces which show her interest in the evolution of the human figure. She also teamed up with artist Kim Keever to develop fabric patterns based on his liquid color cloud photos.

    “For ‘Shift Souls’ I looked at the evolution of the human shape, its idealization through time and the hybridization of the female forms within mythology. Specially the imagination and the fluidity within identity change in Japanese mythology gave me the inspiration to explore the deeper meaning of identity and how immaterial and mutable it can become within the current coalescence of our digital bodies,” she wrote on her YouTube account.