News | Iris van Herpen scoops top prize; The Golden Eye 2013

Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen's Voltage collection featuring 3D-printed garments has been awarded the Golden Eye prize at this year's Dutch Design Awards.
Iris van Herpen's collection was shown during Paris Fashion Week in January and included two outfits made using additive manufacturing.The jury commented: "With Voltage, Van Herpen gives the world a view into the future of fashion. It is impressive to see how she, at such a young age, succeeds in giving so much body to her work, without any loss of experiment and challenge. ][With her designs she shows better than anybody else what is going on in the Netherlands at the moment."
She collaborated with architect Philip Beesley, MIT researcher Neri Oxman and 3D printing company Stratasys.  An intricate dress made by selective laser sintering was designed with Austrian architect Julia Koerner and printed by Belgian company Materialise.