In her exploration of the relationship between nature, humanity and technology, Iris van Erpen opens up new possibilities for fashion.
In a world facing depleted natural resources, Iris van Erpen proposes to survive through biomimicry and creates her own mesmerizing reality. The designer remains at the forefront of laboratory research that will change the concept of clothing, and therefore fashion, in the future. Iris is once again using the latest and most sophisticated materials to create her models at the intersection of art, technology, biology and organic and inorganic chemistry. At the same time, the fashion designer does not forget that, first of all, she is engaged in fashion. For her method, van Erpen coined the term "syntopy".
As for the artistic component of the collection, Iris also acts as a great master. Exploring the anatomy of birds, she introduces beautiful glass constructions that interpret the architecture of the feather. The technique of chronophotography borrowed from the Victorian era is realized in the form of draperies - each of them is a frame that captures the movement. It is very difficult and very beautiful.