Iris van Herpen + Studio Drift Slow Time in Paris

For her newest collection, Iris van Herpen wanted to “slow down the movement of a fabric” and the result—as with all her pieces—is true artistry. Along with this time-lapse concept, the collection evokes avian motion—combining to create architectural pieces that are truly mesmerizing. At the presentation in Paris, van Herpen joined with Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta of Studio Drift whose piece “In 20 Steps” …

Maison des Perles

Japanese needlework artist Môko Kobayashi renders haute couture embroidery playfully accessible

While haute couture has, in recent years, moved toward displaying the textural qualities of embellishment through abstraction, Maison des Perles brooches, pins and necklaces are largely representational. Founding artist Môko Kobayashi uses classical haute couture embroidery techniques to create playful accessories that shimmer and enchant. Kobayashi approaches her subjects with a penetrating attention to detail. Each bead is reminiscent of a pixel; every one critical …

Desirée Hammen

Intuitive couture embroidery

by Matilde Angelucci Desirée Hammen is a Dutch artist specializing in haute couture embroidery. In all her work she pursues the beauty of imperfection, creating unusual mash-ups for a truly surreal effect. As a fashion designer, Hammen combines traditional techniques with a DIY spirit to overcome any codified style, her handmade embroidered cardigans translating more as wearable art—totally unique art pieces that seem to transcend …