Autumn Collection by Iris van Herpen

Dresses featuring thousands of hand-blown glass balls.
To create the garment, the designer coated thousands of glass balls with transparent silicone. The silicone enabled the bubbles to stick together in a solid structure, forming a "bioluminescent prism around the body".  The bubble-like balls were arranged into a high-necked, sleeveless bodice and extended out from the waist into a skirt.  Another dress was influenced by the work of Japanese artist Kohei Nawa, who creates animal forms out of glass bubbles and large-scale installations using foam. Borrowing his technique, the designer integrated thousands of droplet-shaped crystals into a long silicone dress so they appear to be dripping down the body.