Marina Toeters and Loe Feijs

Fashion innovator and Professor of Industrial Design, respectively
by-wire.net and Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology
Utrecht and Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Complex behavior arises from a multitude of interacting agents. Even if the rules of the agents seem of simple design, the behavior of a crowd of agents can be overwhelmingly complex. The three cornerstones of complexity theory are emergence, transition and resilience. The fashion system is an example of a complex adaptive system. We focus on a particular type of fashion pattern known as Pied-de-poule (houndstooth) and use it as an inspiration to design cellular automatons that generate new patterns (motifs). The patterns are woven and the fabrics are used to design and construct a mini-collection of contemporary fashion items.
Cellular automaton based bomber jacket
70 x 45 x 30 cm
Ultra detailed woven polyester textile
2017
This is the bomber jacket of the collection (in 2017 we showed a shirt and a jacket at Bridges). The cellular automaton is programmed in Mathematica 10.4 at Eindhoven University of Technology. The fabric is woven at EE-exclusives in the Netherlands. EE stands for Van Engelen & Evers. The family business has been weaving quality products since 1900 in the village Heeze in North-Brabant. Now EE supplies woven labels and other products of the very best quality to a wide range of leading global brands, see www.eelabels.com. The garments are designed and realized in the studio of by-wire.net in Utrecht.
Cellular automaton based sleeveless top
50 x 36 x 30 cm
Ultra detailed woven polyester textile
2017
This is the sleeveless top, part of the same collection. We thank Laura Tedrekull, Nadeřda Jcrilova, Ruth-Gertrud Rass, Reti-Lii Ôunapuu, Robin Matulessy, Marc Evers, Joost Jansen, Frank Delbressine, Robin van der Schaft, Maaike Staal, Nicole Gruithuijzen and Troy Nachtigall for their help and support during this project.