Feel Moved as Iris Van Herpen Teams Up with Artist Anthony Howe on AW19 Haute Couture Collection

Hayley Kadrou   |   01-07-2019

Dutch fashion house Iris Van Herpen teamed up with American Artist Anthony Howe to create a Couture collection that embodied movement, flow and pattern.

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Reflecting patterns in nature and playing with symmetry and asymmetry, Iris Van Herpen presented a hypnotising, calm-inducing collection of natural beauty in Paris.


The Dutch designer is known for her unique aesthetic and approach to clothing; her designs always take an overtly artistic form, making her selection of runway models appear more a moving sculpture than simply donning a pretty dress. In the run-up to the show, the fashion house teased that the new collection would “explore the evolution of fabrics and pattern.”


For its AW19 collection, the fashion house teamed up with artist and kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe – and the partnership certainly brought flow to the collection.


Iris Van Herpen AW19

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The fashion house also, once again, drew inspiration from patterns and shapes seen in nature – from the layering of feathers or the ripple of water.


After the reveal, the designer took to Instagram to reveal: “Today Iris van Herpen presented her latest Couture collection for Autumn-Winter 2019/20, titled ʻHypnosisʼ, at Élysée Montmartre in Paris. Inspiration was found in the manifolds within our ecologies through the work of American artist Anthony Howe. The meditative movement of the spherical ‘Omniverse’ sculpture served as a portal for the collection and the models, encircling a state of hypnosis through the ‘Infinity’ dress.”


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Iris Van Herpen AW19



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