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Vacuum-packed models at Iris Van Herpen’s Paris Fashion Week show

Fashion | March 12, 2014 |

Iris Van HerpenImage courtesy of Robert Clark

Vacuum-packed models at Iris Van Herpen’s Paris Fashion Week show

Models were suspended in vacuums between plastic sheeting during Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen’s Autumn Winter 2014 show at Paris Fashion Week. Iris van Herpen and Belgian artist Lawrence Malstaf created the installation in which models were held in midair between sheets of plastic.

Iris Van HerpenImage courtesy of Stephane Mahe

“Models float in the air, embryonic, seemingly weightless and in a meditative suspended animation,” said Van Herpen.

Iris Van HerpenImage courtesy of Stephane Mahe

Tubes extracted most of the air from the sheets to suck them tightly around the models, who posed in foetal or crouched positions wearing shimmering dresses.

Iris Van HerpenImage courtesy of Stephane Mahe

The plastic sheets were hung in a line along the centre of the catwalk used to present Van Herpen’s ready to wear collection, titled “Biopiracy“.

Iris Van HerpenImage courtesy of Robert Clark

The collection included 3D-printed garments created in collaboration with Austrian architect Julia Koerner, who previously helped design a dress for Van Herpen’s “Voltage” collection presented last year.

more. www.irisvanherpen.com

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