"At the opening soiree of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week on July 14, Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen provided a preview of her SS11 collection “Crystallization”. Included in the preview was a breathtaking 3D printed piece, created in collaboration with architect Daniel Widrig and .MGX.
The 3D printed piece is the first in a series of three. Two additional creations will be produced by .MGX in time for the Paris and London fashion weeks in September. The 26-year-old van Herpen, who interned under Alexander McQueen and counts Lady Gaga among her customers, was inspired by the transformation of water to crystal and combining handcrafts with new, innovative techniques."