Iris van Herpen has made a name for herself as a fashion designer by using unusual materials like umbrella ribs, industrial yarns, metal, leather and clear acrylic.
Her work centers around blending the new, the hi-tech with traditional hand work. The result is unusual sculpture garments. She collaborates with people like engineers and architects and artists to come up with her unique designs. This show will bring her work to those in the region who have not yet been exposed to it.
Attending ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Arnhem. She also attended Alexander McQueen in London and Claudy Jongstra, Amsterdam. Van Herpen caught the eyes of many in the fashion industry early on in her career and started her own label in 2007.
The exhibit is on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum until April 3rd.