BYBORRE Lab is an Amsterdam based textile innovation studio working on the frontiers of aesthetics, functionality, technology and material research. Over the past six years they have worked with clients such as Nike, Wings & Horns, Louis Vuitton, TREND UNION, Maarten Baas, Joris Laarman Lab and Daniel Arsham. BYBORRE Label is an exclusive collection of garments.
Characteristic to the label are the self-developed innovative knitting techniques that bring the digital and tactile worlds together. By starting from the yarns BYBORRE discovers new possibilities. The archetypical clothing pieces convey the story about material and machine, which introduces a new approach towards fashion where the process and product are equally important.
Intrigued by the circular knitting machines used in the mattress industry, BYBORRE found a way to reinvent their use. The initial research collection ‘The First Cycle’ was entirely made working with these machines. During the show not only the garments but also an animated film about the production process was shown. During last men’s Fashion Week (January 2017) in Paris BYBORRE premiered its first ready-to-wear collection titled ‘Generation One’ by way of a mobile showroom. Years of dedicated research in its 3D signature knit, with a client base consisting of some of the most established brands around, has led up to this noteworthy moment. The ‘Generation One’ collection consists of its archetypical Pants, Shorts, Sweatshirt, T-Shirt, Vests and Jackets in own developed Mixed Black, Powder White and a Seasonal Navy. The small selection in colours complement shape and silhouette, conveying a general minimalistic impression and drawing the attention to individual details. Recurring throughout the whole collection is BYBORRE's own fabric, perfectly displayed in its signature scarfs. With the background of a textile design studio the label challenges the seasonal constraints of fashion and offers a refreshing take on the everyday essentials.
The endless possibilities offered by production methods and textiles have always been the center of inspiration and urges BYBORRE to experiment and reinvent. From needle to yarn, nothing is taken for granted, all is taken into account.
On the 20th of January label BYBORRE opend their Pop-Up at the Hobbemastraat 9, Amsterdam. The BYBORRE pop-up is a gallery and store where the team of BYBORRE is present everyday to show and talk about the new collection, development and the love for textile.
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The 'BB.Suit: Wearable Clean Air' exhibition showcases the opportunities of future clothing to contribute to the wellbeing of people living in polluted urban environments. It not only presents the problems around the complicated topic of air pollution, but also introduces high-tech materials, new wearable technologies and innovative production processes.Read & see more
A must see: this beautiful video by Hypebeast, interviewing Borre Akkersdijk about incorporating technology into textiles.Read & see more
How do you translate the paintings of Van Gogh to fashion? This Friday, the Van Gogh museum will be entirely dedicated to Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek in Amsterdam. Atelier byBorre was asked to host a workshop in which visitors can make a piece of clothing inspired by Van Gogh.
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Together with Niels Hoebers, ByBorre made a visualisation of the creative production process.Read & see more
ByBorre showed his SS13 collection at an unusal location: one of the oldest gymnasiums in Amsterdam, the Apollohal.
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