Iris van Herpen, Jouke Verlinden & Zjenja Doubrovski

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen and associate professor Computer Aided Design Engineering Jouke Verlinden are Crossing Parallels. They collaborated on the Foliage dress, part of the Ludi Naturae collection, using a new 3D-printing method that combines plastics with natural fabrics.

Foliage Dress

Inspired by patterns found in natural and man-made landscapes, the Foliage Dress is fusing the artificial with the organic. The combination of 3D printed synthetic resin with fine fabric, puts both materials’ qualities to advantageous use. This results in a dress with the thinness
and softness of tulle.

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen, Jouke Verlinden (former associate professor Computer Aided Design Engineering) and assistant professor Zjenja Doubrovski collaboratively explored the boundaries of 3D printing on delicate fabrics. After 260 hours of printing on a
hacked 3D printer, the panels were manually draped and sewed together at Iris van Herpen’s atelier.

Iris van Herpen


Iris van Herpen (born 5 June 1984) is a Dutch fashion designer. She studied Fashion Design at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Arnhem and interned at Alexander McQueen in London, and Claudy Jongstra in Amsterdam. In 2007, she started her own label. Since July 2011, she is a guest member of the Parisian Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, part of the Fédération française de la couture. (



Paul van As
Bradly Dunn Klerks
Emma van de Merwe

Jouke Verlinden


Jouke Verlinden (1969) received his M.Sc in computer science (1993), and has a background in interactive computer graphics and virtual reality. He worked in industry as interaction designer and project manager for 7 years before returning to academia. Since 2000 he is assistant professor at the section of computer aided design engineering at TU Delft. Together with graduate students and staff, Jouke is working on 'Augmented Matter in Context': to enable embodied dialogues by bridging physical and digital boundaries. He is editor of the AR[t} journal and the international journal on interactive design, engineering and manufacturing. [tudelft]

Recently, Verlinden started his new job as Associate Professor Augmented Fabrication at the University of Antwerp, where he explores the domains of Augmented Reality and Digital Fabrication for improving (or better: augmenting!) human-centered design.


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Zjenja Doubrovski
Bas de Jong
Drim Stokhuijzen