Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Spring Summer 2020

Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020


For the Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection, titled ‘’Sensory Seas’’, Iris van Herpen brang her scientific fascinations up, by exploring the branching forms of dendrites and deep-sea hydrozoa organisms, their natural and varied states of movement.

I was mesmerized with the way art and science merged the Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s works”, the Dutch couturier said after the show, which opened with a black dress that looked like the neural pathways he had mapped out in the late 19th century.

With this show, van Herpen proved that technology and hand-craft – not forgetting imagination and artistry – can summon wonderment.

©Iris van Herpen