“I do not sculpt with wood, marble or stone, but I do search for shape and complex detailing with more uncommon materials than fabrics. I see the female body as my canvas, as my starting point. And it is not the body that I try to re-invent, because the body is a perfect whole and system, it is the image, her radiation, her expression that I want to invent as something modern or even as a vision of the future. So I try to empower the ‘invisible, non-material’ of the woman -not the body on its own- with something material as ‘clothes’.” 

Iris Van Herpen

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