Dutch haute couturier to eclectic fashionistas like Lady Gaga and Björk is launching her first ready-to-wear and accessories line, the Daily reported on Jan. 18. After five years of working in couture, futuristic designer/couturier Iris van Herpen is ready for mainstream fashion with her Phy-tha-go-rash collection.
Known for her elaborate three-dimensional dresses, Herpen is reportedly looking to expand her target audience by creating mainstream pieces. This does not mean that the designer is ready to settle for simple creations. The pieces will remain complex and futuristic.
Utilizing materials like laser cut plexiglass spike and leather treated with lace and foil, Herpens’ line of twelve looks will range from knitwear to dresses with prices starting at $775 and maxing out at $7,120.
The name of the collection is reportedly named after a book by Dutch artist Bruno Ernst, which is “based on the mathematical art of trompe l'oeil master, M.C. Escher called Trees of Pythagoras.”
This collection promises to be anything but ordinary.
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