Borre Akkersdijk

Borre Akkersdijk is a Dutch textile designer and the founder of fabric innovation studio ByBorre. Born in Wamel, Netherlands, Akkersdijk received a Bachelor’s in Man and Identity from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2009 before interning and eventually working at Paris-based design consultancy bureau Studio Edelkoort. Founding ByBorre in October 2010 as a conscious effort to counter the fashion industry’s lack of emphasis on the fabric production stage of a garment, Akkersdijk took the 3D knitting technology traditionally used in the manufacture of mattresses and adapted it to create textured one-piece jumpsuits. This novel approach to garment-making caught the attention of the industry at large, winning him collaborations with the likes of Nike and Louis Vuitton, as well as being named Young Designer of the Year by the Dutch Design Awards in 2012. In 2014, Akkersdijk debuted his BB.Suit at the SXSW Festival, which incorporates wearable technology in an attempt to blur the lines between technology and fashion. Akkersdijk currently lives and works in Amsterdam.

BYBORRE Previews Conscious and Compact Edition8 Collection
Fashion

BYBORRE Previews Conscious and Compact Edition8 Collection

Including collaborations with GORE-TEX and The Woolmark Company.

Here's What Went Down at the Design Unfolded Event, Powered by Samsung
Events 

Here's What Went Down at the Design Unfolded Event, Powered by Samsung

Presented by Samsung
A thought-provoking installation and panel discussion.

Behind the Scenes of BYBORRE's Innovative Textile Production Process
Tech 

Behind the Scenes of BYBORRE's Innovative Textile Production Process

Presented by Samsung
Pulling back the curtain on the Amsterdam-based design studio.

Borre Akkersdijk of BYBORRE Is Altering the Future of Textile Design
Tech 

Borre Akkersdijk of BYBORRE Is Altering the Future of Textile Design

Presented by Samsung
The Samsung Galaxy Fold helps him push the boundaries.

HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 13: Learning About Textiles with byBorre

HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 13: Learning About Textiles with byBorre

The future of wearable technology.

byBorre Tracks Human Behavior Through Clothes in This Innovative Experiment
Fashion

byBorre Tracks Human Behavior Through Clothes in This Innovative Experiment

Fashion takes another step into the future.

Essentials: Borre Akkersdijk
Fashion

Essentials: Borre Akkersdijk

Borre Akkersdijk is a man with an agenda. Being one of the pioneers in the wearable tech trend and

 Essentials: BB.Suit 0.2 by Borre Akkersdijk
Fashion

Essentials: BB.Suit 0.2 by Borre Akkersdijk

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