what I liked in fashion and textiles last year

1.exhibition “building with textiles”, textielmuseum tilburg 

textielmuseum tilburg presents work by internationally renowned architects as well as interior projects that put textiles in the spotlight. interior designs by studio inside outside by designer petra blaisse, and studio samira boon are a work-in-progress during the course of the project. studio inside outside is designing a curtain with solar cells, while studio samira boon is developing super folds.


2.”paperwallet” – a super thin wallet designed by artists

paperwallet is a paper-thin, ultra-durable and eco-friendly wallet designed from a single piece of tyvek. one sheet of tyvek is printed, cut, folded and glued in origami fashion to create a wallet without any seams or stitches. with the  collaborations with the artists from around the world, each wallet is fully customized. the project was successfully funded on kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/625059603/paperwallet-a-super-thin-tyvek-wallet-designed-by


3.iris van herpen – a guest editor of  “A magazine curated by”

iris van harpen 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. for each edition, the magazine asks an international fashion designer to take over the pages and inject their personal style and tastes.


4. “dries van noten: inspiration”, musée des arts décoratifs, paris

the exhibition revealed the creative process of dries van noten. from collection to collection and from season to season, painting, sculpture and photography showed their influence on his work, echoed in forms and colours.


5. marni flower market

on the occasion of milano fashion week, marni has infilled the historic rotonda della besana with a flower market and exhibition stalls, displaying a wide variety of exotic flora-filled bundles and various products sold by the label with proceeds going to children’s charity “vimala” aiding tibetan children in india.


6. studio drift in rijksmuseum, amsterdam

an installation, consisting of five shylights by studio drift is permanent  on view for the public in the new philips wing of the rijksmuseum amsterdam. five calyxes made of many layers of organic silk perform a mechanical ballet of opening and closing. nature’s changing movement is combined with advanced robot and light technology.



7. dutch landscapes collection, ICE international

four dutch design couples: claire & roderick vos, jeanine & piet hein eek, petra janssen & edwin vollebergh, kiki van eijk & joost van bleiswijk were invited to design an unique rug in hand-knotted wool or silk for the ICE international collection. the collection of rugs with personal inspiration and narratives was presented at the dutch design week.


8. openknit by gerard rubio

designer gerard rubio has created an open source robotic loom that is able to knit entire seamless garments in less than one hour. once a machine has been built, users can make their own designs by utilising the free knitic software.


9. adidas cooperation with mary katranzou

mary katrantzou has designed a capsule collection of innovative apparel and footwear emblazoned in the designer s iconic, hype-color, kaleidoscopic patterns.

katranzou adidas

10. my favorite collections in 2014

christoper kane  autumn/winter 2014 collection with outlined silk layers of fabric like fluttering papers


junya watanabe spring/summer 2015 collection with abstract, graphic and bold cut out elements in sculptural costumes

Junya Watanabe, Ready to Wear Spring Summer 2015 Collection in Paris

christian dior pre-fall 2015 collection by raf simons  with “cloths for real life”


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