Dutch fashion can be characterized as conceptual and innovative, always looking to push the envelope and fuze multiple disciplines to add value to their design.

One example is Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen using robots and a 3D printer to print a dress to represent her Quaquaversal ready-to-wear collection for Spring Summer 2016 during Paris Fashion Week in early October 2015.

Other fashion designers build the latest technology into their clothes. For example, Pauline van Dongen creates clothes with solar panels built in them to power portable devices.