Iris van Herpen curates
a fashion magazine

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Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen has become the latest guest editor of Belgian fashion publication A Magazine Curated By.

Iris van Herpen curates a fashion magazine
This image: ruffled cotton cape dress by Holly Penfold. Main image: dresses and capes by Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture

Van Herpen took the reigns of the creative content for the thirteenth issue of A Magazine Curated By, choosing a cover, imagery and articles that reflect her interests and aesthetic.

Iris van Herpen curates a fashion magazine
Faux fur top and skirt by Ryan Lo. Melted plastic skirt and top by Matthew Bovan

"Inspiration is a matter of sensitivity," said Van Herpen. "It is the ability to collect from the past, present and future as they shift past us simultaneously."

Iris van Herpen curates a fashion magazine
Catsuit by Iris van Herpen SS09. 3D-printed shoes by Rem D. Koolhaas for Iris van Herpen

"In this issue of A Magazine I want to affirm the importance of alliance and fraternisation, to transgress the experiential boundaries of those versatile relationships that are the catalysts for true inspiration."

Iris van Herpen curates a fashion magazine
Hat and shoulder piece by Maiko Takeda

For each edition, the magazine asks a international fashion designer, group or house to take over the pages and inject their personal style and tastes.

Iris van Herpen curates a fashion magazine
Ruffled metal dress by Iris van Herpen

Previous curators have included Maison Martin Margiela, Yohji Yamamoto, Kris Van Assche and Riccardo Tisci.

Each curator choses a set of contributors and Van Herpen's selection for the Spring Summer 2014 issue included designer Karl Lagerfeld, photographer Nick Knight and actress Tilda Swinton.

Iris van Herpen curates a fashion magazine
Latex blazer, t-shirt and jeans with boots and beaded mask, all Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal

Van Herpen showcases haute couture pieces by Viktor & Rolf, Christian Dior and Chanel, as well as spiky headdresses by Royal College of Art graduate Maiko Takeda.

Her own designs such as dresses grown using magnets and 3D-printed garments from her Autumn Winter 2013 collection are shown alongside sculptures she took references from for form, patterns and colour.

Iris van Herpen curates a fashion magazine
3D-printed dress by Iris van Herpen

A Magazine Curated By Iris van Herpen is currently on sale worldwide.

The designer recently installed models suspended in plastic vacuums during her Paris Fashion Week show, which featured sculptural boots designed with United Nude.