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Three "Beings",
with Iris van Herpen

For Spring/Summer 2016 Iris Van Herpen explores the powerful confluence of nature and architecture. Inspired by living tree bridges in India, the Dutch fashion designer adopts a new approach to garment construction, mixing the techniques of cutting, weaving, folding, and growing into a process that transcends the boundaries of traditional clothes-making.

The beautiful potential of plants and other organisms to form living architecture inspired me to make a collection that is tangled like a maze around the body. Inspiration came from the way plants and their roots grow, and how roots have been used to grow living bridges in the forests of India. This tradition of growing bridges inspired me to re-envision my process of making a garment.

In the centre of the show Gwendoline Christie lies in a deep time dream, wearing a circular dress which is being woven around her. The live process blends different techniques – laser cutting, hand weaving and 3-D printing – to create one dress, which spreads from the centre, quaquaversal in its geometries.

Three ‘Beings’ move over the sleeping figure, covered by a landscape magnetically grown by artist Jólan van der Wiel, weaving the dress in real time.

Three "Beings",
with Iris van Herpen

For Spring/Summer 2016 Iris Van Herpen explores the powerful confluence of nature and architecture. Inspired by living tree bridges in India, the Dutch fashion designer adopts a new approach to garment construction, mixing the techniques of cutting, weaving, folding, and growing into a process that transcends the boundaries of traditional clothes-making.

The beautiful potential of plants and other organisms to form living architecture inspired me to make a collection that is tangled like a maze around the body. Inspiration came from the way plants and their roots grow, and how roots have been used to grow living bridges in the forests of India. This tradition of growing bridges inspired me to re-envision my process of making a garment.

In the centre of the show Gwendoline Christie lies in a deep time dream, wearing a circular dress which is being woven around her. The live process blends different techniques – laser cutting, hand weaving and 3-D printing – to create one dress, which spreads from the centre, quaquaversal in its geometries.

Three ‘Beings’ move over the sleeping figure, covered by a landscape magnetically grown by artist Jólan van der Wiel, weaving the dress in real time.