A Magazine Curated By Iris van Herpen

Pierre Debusschere Kicks Off Our Weekend Reveal of the High-Tech Dutch Designer’s Guest Edition

“The radar of my inspirations is wide,” says fashion designer Iris van Herpen as she lends her ultramodern aesthetic to the latest edition of A Magazine Curated By, whose cover shoot by photographer and director Pierre Debusschere sees fellow Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele reclined dressed in warped, colored latex and a 3D printed dress. The contributor-driven publication asks a different designer to shape the content of each installment, from its inaugural issue with the enigmatic Maison Martin Margiela, to milliner Stephen Jones, whose issue earned the publication a nomination at the forthcoming 2014 Design Awards. Shot by Debusschere, who recently directed one of pop star Beyoncé’s barrage of music videos that accompanied her recent album release, and styled by Dazed & Confused Fashion Director Robbie Spencer, the editorial features digitally manipulated collections from the issue’s curator alongside haute couture by Christian Dior, Viktor & Rolf and past collaborator Maison Martin Margiela. “Most of the people that were interviewed I already know quite well,” Van Herpen says of the subjects included in the collaborative publication. “But the results revealed unexpected knowledge and thoughts for me.”

What were your influences and inspirations for the issue?
Iris van Herpen:
Science, art, philosophy, dance, biology, technology and daily life; invisible things like radiation, electricity, energy, magnetism, matter. All of the artists, architects, professors, scientists and dancers who are in the issue are all inspirations to me also, not only their work, but their way of working, their way of thinking.

Were you honored to have been asked to curate this issue?
IVH:
Yes, I am a big admirer of some of the designers that have previously curated the magazine and it made me understand their world much better. It has been valuable for me to read them, and it is famtastic to have been given the chance to show my own concepts and inspirations more deeply.

You’re about to show your collection at Paris Fashion Week, what should we expect?
IVH:
During the last few months I have been inspired by the absurdity of bio-piracy, and some questions that arise from this. Questions about the ownership and invention of life and the future of living property that arise from bio-piracy, not the answers themselves, have been the inspiration for my new collection.

Our weekend reveal continues tomorrow with Vincent van de Wijngaard's shoot featuring Tilda Swinton and Saskia de Brauw.

Look one: dresses and capes by Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture.
Look two: 3D-printed latex dress by Iris van Herpen.
Look three: latex blazer, T-shirt and jeans with boots and beaded mask, all Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal.
Look four: ruffled cotton cape dress by Holly Penfold.
Look five: faux fur top and skirt by Ryan LO, melted plastic skirt and top by Matthew Bovan.
Look six: hat by Maiko Takeda.

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