The New Workmanship
Iris vehicle Herpen
and her Inspiration
" With my own work I intend to demonstrate that vogue
can certainly have an added value to the world”
In the Centraal Art gallery of Utrecht, Netherlands, distinguished fashion designer/artist Iris truck Herpen (1984) exhibits a very personal side of her work for the public from 30 June till 9 Oct 2011. By simply contrasting her designs using what worked because the creativity behind them, vehicle Herpen's futuristic approach to fashion is shown with skill dating back in the sixteenth to the nineteenth century creating an unusual level of resistance in the standard mood from the show. In addition to a contrast between old and new, one particular will also find work by various other contemporary designers that have encouraged van Herpen or worked with with her. These include designers such as American-born sculptor Kris Kuksi; Nederlander choreographer Nanine Linning; head wear designers Stephen Jones and Irene Bussemaker; Dutch musician Bart Hess who shares van Herpen's futuristic approach in his operate; and architect Daniel Widrig whose key influence in the show was with THREE DIMENSIONAL printing. After entering the exhibition one particular enters a calm space with soft music playing without your knowledge. Looking up towards high brought up ceiling you will see Nanine Linning's opera influenced performance part with van Herpen's extravagant costumes and haute couture creations in larger than life projections around the bare white-colored walls. Below these exhibits one would discover the original outfits as observed in the efficiency. Referring back to the comparison between outdated and fresh, or rather historical and innovative, it was interesting to note which will of vehicle Herpen's models were combined up with what ancient artefact and so why. Leaving the theatricality of Linning behind, the display carries you away from the modernity of projectors through to several antique items including a bookshelf, chairs and tables and paintings by popular Parisian painter Calcul Joseph Sauvageon and a pricey silk wall panel via Lyon...