This year's Iris Van Herpen show debuted at the Musee des Beaux-Arts. The 'Shift Souls' collection has a certain ethereal sense, promoting stunningly creative silhouettes that are made with experimental fabrics and techniques. Consisting of 18 garments, the extravagant haute couture range embraces "the mythological dreams of humankind." It is a fashion-forward response to the breakthroughs in science, more specifically DNA engineering.
This is a very fitting topic for the designer who has explored the realms of philosophy, science, nature, and architecture extensively in her work. As her previous seasonal debuts, the 2019 Iris Van Herpen show baffled the audience with its use of extremely delicate and curiosity-spiking materials, as well as its sculptural silhouettes.