PARIS FASHION WEEK, JULIA KOERNER
Iris Van Herpen BIO PIRACY Fashion Show - Ready to Wear Fall 2014 - presented 03/04/2014 in Paris, France
Julia Koerner’s most recent collaboration with Haute Couture Fashion Designer Iris van Herpen for a 3d printed dress is included in the BIO PIRACY fashion show presented in Paris two days ago.
Statement by Iris van Herpen: "In the recent past, patents on our genes have been purchased. Are we still the sole proprietor of our bodies? From this question arises a sense of arrested freedom in one's most intimate, solitary state. A mix of ready-to-wear and couture pieces is presented with artist Lawrence Malstaf -who specializes in the interaction between biology and physicality. Models float in the air, embryonic, seemingly weightless and in a meditative suspended animation. Metamorphosis is suggested through intricate enmeshing of materials. Imprisoned fire opal beads gleam through lacerated weaves, artificial fibers compose voluminous, architectural structures, the organic ripple of light on water. A 3D printing collaboration with Julia Koerner fuses the artisanal with the technical to create a kinetic dress which dances as it amplifies bodily movement. Molded boots in collaboration with United Nude accelerate and reconfigure the silhouette.”
Frontstage Photography: Michel Zoeter & Giovanni Giannoni
Backstage Photography: Morgan O-Donovan
Julia Koerner is a lecturer at UCLA's SUPRASTUDIO led by Greg Lynn.