Between Reality And Dreaming

Iris van Herpen, perhaps today’s most famous 3-D printing fashion designer, presented her new fall 2016 collection LUCID at Paris Fashion Week. Unlike her previous luxurious and over-the-top designs, high wearability seems to be more important to the designer and the fashion market. ​

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen, photo by Laura Stevens for The Washington Post

The fashion show started with models stepping out in front of giant optical light screens. Those thin screens could be seen as both mirror and window depending on the point of view, the model’s and the viewer’s. The whole runway show was choreographed by the film director and dancer Blanca Li, who is famous for working with Beyonce, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Coldplay and others. Van Herpen described her design of this collection as “between reality and dreaming” and the gorgeous performance perfectly represented the imagination world.

Iris van Herpen's Fall 2016 ready-to-wear fashion show was choreographed by Blanca Li. Photo provided by Iris van Herpen