A backstage photograph from Iris van Herpen's last show, shot by Steven Dahlberg

Dear Shaded Viewers,

It is rare in fashion that you meet new talents so utterly immersed in their own world and passionate about their work that the encounter leaves you feeling joyful and inspired. Iris van Herpen is one of them. The Arnhem-based, Dutch designer clearly has a mind of her own. She shows her collections in London and has enjoyed growing attention both from press and buyers over the past year. She may appear frail and fragile, but her imagination has no limits. Iris is on a total creative trip and her strength is to take you there along the way. I can

Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.