The Dutch designer used 3-D rapid laser prototyping techniques to create her couture designs. Her palette was a basic monochromatic style with hints of deep gray, brown and metallics. The most notable piece would be the mini-dress that was showcased near the finale. The dress had around what looked to be water, making it gravity-defying.
The Iris Van Herpen's Fall 2011 collection shows her talent as well as her expertise. The Dutch designer was known for working with late fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
Implications - Couture fashion embraces more eccentric aesthetics than any other seasonal collection. The more unique and unusual the technique, the more likely the fashion house will draw positive attention to its design, increasing the memorability as well as exposure for the brand.