Loe Feijs and Marina Toeters

Professor (Feijs) and Tech Fashion Designer (Toeters)
Industrial Design Department at TU/e and by-wire.net
Eindhoven and Utrecht, The Netherlands
The two art works proposed are each a combination of fashion, new technology, and mathematics.
Drapely-o-lightment is a skirt designed around the themes of drapability and light.
fPDP is a novel textile pattern: fractal Pied de Poule. fPDP is applied in the design of a men's jacket.
Drapely-o-lightment by Marina Toeters and Loe Feijs
60 x 30 x 30cm
Polyester fabric, OLEDs, Arduino
2012
Drapely-o-lightment is a skirt designed around the themes of drapability and light. The light sources used are 6 OLEDs, integrated in a fabric consisting out of over 2500 patches. The OLEDs are square, the triangle patches provide drapability. The transitional quadrilateral to triangular tessellation is obtained as the Voronoi diagram of a set of points on a special grid. Drapely-o-lightenment was shown at Architextiles in Tilburg, Place-it in Berlin, Gouden Geesten in Utrecht, Pretty Smart Textiles Ronse, Belgium and the pop-up fashion show of Amsterdam Fashion week. At the Bridges art exhibition it will be put on a mannequin where the skirt is interactive (Arduino inside) and the OLEDs display either scanning behavior or heart beat.
fPDP, Fractal Pied de Poule Jack by Marina Toeters and Loe Feijs, photo Brian Smeulders
60 x 50 x 30cm
Cotton/polyester, laser cut, welded
2013
fPDP is a novel textile pattern: fractal Pied de Poule. fPDP is applied in the design of a men's jacket. The pattern is generated by a recursive algorithm in Processing, post-processed in Adobe Illustrator and cut with a Speedy300 laser cutter at TU/e. The jack was designed and welded in the fashion technology studio by-wire.net. In earlier work we analyzed the mathematics behind the classical Pied de Poule, also called Houndstooth with tools such as tessellation theory, compact Processing programs and compass Logo. There exists a classical pied de poule for each N =1,2,3 etc. Taking inspiration from the Cantor set, and using the analysis of the classical pattern, we found a family of elegant new fractal Pied de Poules.