Iris van Herpen In 2007, Iris van Herpen launched her own fashion label after completing internships with Alexander McQueen and Claudy Jongstra. As a designer, van Herpen frequently draws from other disciplines and has collaborated with several famous figures including Beyoncé and Björk. Her work often resembles wearable sculptures that fuse natural forms with futuristic details. To create her elegant designs, van Herpen regularly employs high-tech methods including 3D printing, and tailors her collections around ideas related to modern science and technology. Since launching her career, van Herpen has received several highly esteemed awards, including the Johannes Vermeer Award in 2017 – a multi-disciplinary award that’s given to prominent and groundbreaking artists working in the Netherlands.