AmericasMart is proud to be a contributing sponsor of “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion,” at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. This special exhibition is the museum’s first foray into fashion and van Herpen’s premiere solo exhibit in the U.S.
Born in 1984, van Herpen produced her initial fashion collection in 2007 and continually pushes boundaries with her artistic creations. In less than a decade, van Herpen has had a marked impact on the fashion industry — even being the first to feature a 3D-printed garment on a runway. The exhibition features 45 pieces, from 15 of the designer’s couture collections, which are displayed chronologically from 2008 to 2015. Visitors to the exhibition have an opportunity to get an up-close view of van Herpen’s expert blending of innovative materials and techniques with traditional craftsmanship to make each extraordinary piece.
“Often all these things are really seen in the opposite way; for example, a 3-D printed garment can look like a handmade lace dress, and a very futuristic dress can be completely handmade. I often play with these stereotypes that people have in mind about craftsmanship and technology. I think as a designer or as an artist, if you have full control over your material or your technique, you can go anywhere, and that’s what I’m really trying to research within my work. I’m really trying to strip down these prefabricated ideas people have about technology and craftsmanship and materials,” van Herpen explained to Steff Yotka for a Vogue.com article posted November 6, 2015.
“Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion” runs through May 15, 2016. The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree Street NE and is open Tuesday through Sunday. To learn more and purchase tickets to this exhibition visit: https://www.high.org/Art/Exhibitions/Iris-van-Herpen.