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Iris van Herpen Tests the Limits of Tech and Fashion

Part Alexander McQueen and part tech geek, Iris van Herpen’s futuristic frocks are making waves in the fashion world. Comprised of Plexiglass, leather, synthetic boat rigging, copper, and other outlandish materials, the Dutch designer pumps out show-stoppers that incorporate everything from 3D-printed wood to cascades of Medusa-like coils. This month the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands honors the annoyingly young 27-year-old with her first major exhibition, which spotlights career-bests from her eponymous label since its launch in 2007.
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