It’s only been raining for an hour, but the child thinks that it has been raining for a long long time, above the big city. It rains on the roofs and the walls, it rains on the long avenue, it rains on the dark trees with a sad repetitive rhythm; it rains; and you hear the roar coming from the windows, that pour slow tears like sullen girls. It rains; and down there in the street and in every house, the intimate melancholy of the falling rain takes over.
Es regnet erst seit einer Stunde aber das Kind denkt, es habe bereits seit langer Zeit geregnet, über der großen Stadt. Es regnet auf die Dächer und die Mauern, es regnet auf die lange Allee, es regnet auf die dunklen Bäume in einem traurigen, sich wiederholenden Rhythmus; es regnet; und du hörst das Gebraus das von den Fenstern kommt, die langsame Tränen ergießen wie mißlaunige Mädchen. Es regnet; und dort unten in der Strasse und in jedem Haus, die vertraute Melancholie des fallenden Regens.
IRIS VAN HERPEN is a well-known, very successful Dutch fashion designer, innovator and artists who combines traditional couture craftsmanship with new technologies (e.g. 3D printing) to create unique organical-shaped fashion. Besides her couture collections (pls. see the Couture post about Iris van Herpen), she is offering a womenswear collections, as introduced above.
In my view, her fashion allows women to show their different facettes – from elf-like fragility (couture) to amazon-like toughness (womenswear) – perfectly. I definetely love her work….also because of the references to Japanese design principles and trends.
IRIS VAN HERPEN ABOUT HER VISION
“If I were to use one word to describe my work, it would be movement as one of the most influential things in my life has been my classical ballet practice. Through dance I learned about the seduction of movement, the transformation of the body and the ‘evolution’ of shape. Those years taught me how to shift shape and were the birth of my interest in fashion.
I Don’t think of fashion as being clothes, or a discipline. I think of it being much more. I see fashion as a dialogue between our inside and our outside. For me fashion is a form of art that is close related to me and my body. I see it as a very personal expression of identity combined with desire, mood and culture.
Looking around me, I consider what I can’t see as much as what I can see, and that transformative focus creates freedom in my work. Each garment and every collection is an embodiment to new understanding and discovery, on conceptual level, on the level of materiality and on the level of femininity. Its my search to new forms of femininity through organic silhouettes, delicate craftsmanship, innovation and the collaboration with other artists, architects and scientists.
There’s beauty in contrast, new terrains are found at the intersection between precision and chaos, art and science, the human touch and the high-tech, the artificial and the organic.”
After the uprising of the 17th June The Secretary of the Writers Union Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee Stating that the people Had forfeited the confidence of the government And could win it back only By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier In that case for the government To dissolve the people And elect another?