Speaker hat, extruded plastic dress; I’ll take it all!
One of my new favorite fashion designers is Iris van Herpen.
I recently waxed poetic about her entire fashion career including her lasercut and 3D printed looks from the Spring/Summer 2011 ready-to-wear shows.
And for her Paris couture week debut, Ms. van Herpen has once again exceeded expectations.
This latest collection, entitled Escapism, features twelve couture styles evoking a truly futuristic fashion sensibility.
The show picks up where her read-to-wear collection left off — the phenomenal investigation of 3D printing in wearables.
The 3D printed dresses and breastplates form a sort of extruded plastic armor with breathing vents.
The image below gives you a look at the detail going on in these 3D printed pieces.