Architectural knowledge is "very useful" in fashion says Iris van Herpen | Virtual Design Festival

In the second of our three exclusive video interviews with Iris van Herpen for Virtual Design Festival, the Dutch fashion designer explains how working with architects has informed her approach to textile design and led to her working on a full-scale museum extension last year.

Van Herpen is known for creating elaborate, sculptural couture fashion collections. She often collaborates with architects to help her develop the unusual materials and techniques she uses in her designs.

“In a way, the knowledge that lies within architecture is very useful for material development on the smaller scale,” she said in the video, which Dezeen filmed at her atelier in Amsterdam. “So really translating techniques on the larger scale into fine textures or fabrics.”

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