Just when we start to get into this usual dull part of the year, called post-Christmas (aka January and February) with all its grey, cold and rainy weather and also the lack of inspiration labelled style rut, Couture (and several other fashion related) season kicks in.
And not even with a usual, we’ve seen a thousand times princess-y gown manner, but with Iris Van Herpen and all her most amazing sculptural/nature inspired design. Just what and when we/I needed the most indeed.
According to Vogue, the key to her show was large, but lightweight sculptures by (fellow) Dutch artist Peter Gentenaar, hanging from the ceiling. “I really love his work as an inspiration for the collection. The show is about craftsmanship, but also the inspiration from nature”, she explained. “I looked at aerial photography and at the planet from a distance – the way organic patterns grow into more urban patterns.”
Such a fabulous inspiration and design, isn’t it? I only wish there would be at least one brave actress/singer/model (Rihanna?) who could pull these off in the near future, even if they aren’t the best when it comes to practicality. But then when was Haute Couture about mere mortal things, like practicality anyway?
Photos via vogue.co.uk