29 Dec '11, 7pm

Borre Akkersdijk Uses Mattress-Knitting Machine to Create Quilted Couture - Ecouterre (blog)

Borre Akkersdijk Uses Mattress-Knitting Machine to Create Quilted Couture - Ecouterre (blog)

Ever wished you could burrow inside your mattress and hibernate there all winter? Borre Akkersdijk's line of multidimensional quilted outerwear offers the next best thing. The Dutch designer even uses a circular knitting machine , typically used to crank out mattresses, to churn out tubes of pre-tufted and pre-shaped fabric pieces that are ready to be stitched into voluminous coats, jumpsuits, and capes without additional hemming or finishing. Inspired by the sight of Akkersdjik's nephews in oversized clothing, "The First Cycle" will have you happily tossing your Snuggie for a far more luxurious alternative.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/borre-akkersdijk-uses-mattress-k...

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