Iris van Herpen translates motion of bird flight into pleated garments

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen has created a series of dresses that replicate the feathers and soundwave patterns of birds in flight and showcased them alongside a kinetic lighting installation by Studio Drift.

Amsterdam-based Van Herpen studied the movement of birds’ wings to create her Syntopia collection, which she presented at Le Trianon on 2 July, for Paris Haute Couture fashion week.

To accompany them, Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta of Studio Drift created an installation of moving glass tubes that also capture the motion of bird flight.