MOVEment: where fashion, dance and film unite: Iris Van Herpen

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MOVEment is a unique series of short films uniting fashion, dance and cinema in a radical new way. AnOther Magazine has invited seven of the biggest names in fashion to create bespoke costumes for seven specially choreographed performances, interpreted for the screen by seven pioneering directors.

Visible and invisible forces, liquid darkness and dazzling light swirl around a mysterious, suspended form

Performance by Carys Staton, with choreography by Russell Maliphant and costumes by Iris van Herpen; film by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.

Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen is renowned for the innovation and craftsmanship of her fabrics, and for incorporating technology into her work and presentations. Her consistently modern approach to fashion, art and technology has defined her as a pioneer of the avant-garde across all three disciplines and she was the first designer to bring 3D-printed garments to the runway. An early passion for dance ignited an ongoing engagement with the arts, and, since founding her eponymous label in 2007, she has collaborated with leading choreographers including Benjamin Millepied and Nanine Linning.

Russell Maliphant is a celebrated choreographer/director and performer. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and is known for pioneering collaborations with some of the biggest names in dance, notably Sylvie Guillem. He has previously also collaborated with Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, on a music video for U.N.K.L.E and the film adaptation of his Rodin Project, and with director Laura Falconer on the short film, Flow, which featured a dress by Iris van Herpen.

Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones began working together in 1998, and have since produced unforgettable photo stories, installations and videos with some of the world’s most respected and innovative creatives, from Björk to Alexander McQueen. The two strive to combine surrealist fantasy with classic beauty, seeking to find, in their words, “ those moments that are almost memories”.

Photography Rory Van Millingen Creative Direction Jerry Stafford

AnOther Magazine with Ford Vignale
Created in collaboration with Sadler’s Wells

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