Flat: byBorre, an exhibition surrounding the innovative designs and production techniques of young Dutch designer Borre Akkersdijk, opened during Amsterdam Fashion Week 2013 and ran for about a month and a half. Borre Akkersdijk and his studio byBorre are internationally recognised for their fresh approach to textiles and manufacturing. The show featured brilliantly crafted textiles that are informed by a variety of disciplines, but are still shockingly original. People visiting the show got an exclusive insight into innovative textile-making and clothing, had the possibility to buy scarves made of materials exclusive to the exhibition and partake in the production process together with the artist. Present Plus' Kuvva-app also featured a set of photos made especially for the show.
Borre Akkersdijk is the founder of byBorre, and was the 2012 winner of the Dutch MINI Young Designer Award. His design house, byBorre, brings together a variety of disciplines including graphic design, animation, art and fashion to create a unique connection between human and textile. Borre Akkersdijk's vision and near obsession with the process of production makes this up-and-coming design house decidedly different.
Flat was an exhibition pulled together by Borre to expose his unique approach to garment production. Throughout the duration of the exhibition visitors to the gallery were able to cut their own scarf from Borre's amazing sheet-blankets, made with materials exclusive to Gallery 33. Also on display was a collection of exclusive clothing made by the designer as part of his studio work. Already existing byBorre pieces were reinvented to give new meaning and purpose.