ONE SMALL SEED MAGAZINE Issue #30 dig.05 - Page 13

In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world,  that it can be timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning. Wearing clothing creates an exciting and imperative form of self-expression. 'Form follows function' is not a slogan with which I concur. On the contrary, I find that forms complement and change the body and thus the emotion. Movement, so essential to and in the body, is just as important in my work. By bringing form, structure and  materials together in a new manner, I try to suggest and realize optimal tension and movement.” Profile: Iris van Herpen CREDITS: Commissioning editor Submarine: Geert van de Wetering, Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen, Research Assistant: Liselot Francken, Director: Kathelijne Schrama, Camera: Pierre Rezus, Sound: Martijn van Halen, Editor: Tim van der Maden, Colour Correction: Maurik de Ridder, Music/Sound Design: Pastelle Music, Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix http://www.submarine.nl Commissioned by DutchDFA, http://www.dutchdfa.com