Maybe the celebration of July 4th in the USA inspired me to choose this young avant-garde Dutch designer Iris van Herpen for today's post.
She presented her Haute Couture collection for Fall/Winter 2012-2013 in Paris yesterday. Her woman looks like graceful aliens in clothing inspired by architecture and the natural world. Collection was made by using computer - assisted design to create 3D patterns with unusual choice of material - fine metallic leaves and plates assembled on new technology fabrics. Note the use of burgundy color in this avant-garde collection. This is the colors that is strikingly beautiful, and it is NOT your grandmother burgundy.