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Van Herpens Spring 2009 Collection

By: Going Like Sixty - Published: Aug 1, 2008 • References: dianepernet.typepad and design.nl
Iris van Herpen had her third show at the Amsterdam International Fashion Week.

Even though van Herpen has had only two collections prior, all have had an avant-garde look and futuristic detailing in the couture.

Refinery Smoke is her collection for Spring 2009. She loves the look of a refinery at night: the complicated lines and structural complexity. Then there are the giant clouds of emissions that look soft, but are in fact sometimes dangerous.

She dreams big, asking "is there a time when clothing is unnecessary and we can wear something intangible such as smoke?"