Iris Van Herpen is one of the most otherworldly and distinctive designers in the fashion world whose astonishing haute couture creations present the latest in cutting edge fashion technology and the use of recyclable plastics. Her intricate and richly-detailed creations are wearable works of art are inspired by nature, science, technology, and innovative ways to create fabric and materials.

Ever since she founded her fashion house in 2007, Iris quickly established herself as one of the most inspirational forces in fashion dressing movie and music stars. Iris shared with Fast Company how she designs clothing based on the way bodies move and are constantly in motion. Here is just a sampling of her breathtaking and extraordinary fashion designs.

All photos courtesy of Iris Van Herpen