24 Jan '13, 9pm

Iris van Herpen Debuts 3D-Printed Dresses at Paris Couture Fashion Week

It wasn't just metaphorical electricity that coursed through the air at Iris van Herpen's show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on Monday. The Dutch designer's 11-piece collection, dubbed "Voltage," featured a living statue stationed on the runway like a weather-controlling Galatea, purple lightning crackling from her hands and head. The clothes proved just as rousing. Inspired by a "childhood dream, a desire to understand control and recreate lightning," van Herpen trotted out a series of unearthly frocks that shuddered and breathed like they had lives of their own, as well. Among them were what van Herpen deemed the "first 3D-printed flexible dresses": a dramatic skirt and cape created in collaboration with MIT Media Lab's Neri Oxman , and an intricate dress developed in conjunction with Austrian architect Julia Koerner . PREVIOUSLY ON ECOUTERRE: Are 3D-Printed Fabric...

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