Martijn van Strien
 
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Martijn van Strien

Innovating in fashion by testing radically different approaches to garment design, production and consumption.

Designer | Thinker | Speaker

 

Bio

Martijn van Strien (1988) graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven 2012 with majors in textile design and forecasting. After working for Bruno Pieter’s sustainable fashion label Honest by. in Antwerp he moved to Rotterdam, where he started his own studio in 2014. 

Van Strien’s studio uses modern technologies to bring innovative ideas to the fashion world. By testing radically different approaches to garment design, production and consumption he changes our perception and opens possibilities for a more sustainable industry. 

Since 2015 his studio develops and leads The Post-Couture Collective, an open-source project that spawned the first maker community for garments. It gives consumers the possibility to produce their own clothing by introducing a line of wearable clothing designed specifically for production on lasercutters and 3d printers.

In 2016 he launched the Makersleeve. A clever sleeve based on a fully parametric design that is lasercut on-demand and fits any portable digital device.

Van Strien co-wrote and published The Open-Source Fashion Manifesto with Vera de Pont, and regularly speaks at international events about the future of fashion and technology.

 

Talks:

A World of Tomorrow | Islamabad, Pakistan | 2017
Fashion Hackathon | Addis Abeba, Ethiopia | 2016
Hacking Arts Conference | MIT Media Lab | Cambridge, MA, USA | 2016
MOOI Festival | De Studio | Antwerp, Belgium | 2016
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week | TextielMuseum | Tilburg | 2016
Design Matters - De Nieuwe Luxe | Pakhuis de Zwijger | Amsterdam | 2016
Forza Fashion Talks: Future of Fashion | Fashionclash | Maastricht | 2016
OSCE Days Berlin | Agora Berlin, Germany | 2016
Beyond Green Symposium | Amsterdam Fashion Institute | 2016
Dutch Design Daily Live | Pakhuis de Zwijger | Amsterdam | 2016
TEDx UHasselt | The driving force of Pride | Hasselt, Belgium | 2016
Circularity in Fashion | Het Nieuwe Instituut | Rotterdam | 2016
Seminar Embracing Fashion & Technology | Atelier Néerlandais | Paris, France | 2016
What's Up! | Pakhuis de Zwijger | Amsterdam | 2015
Fashion Labs Innovative Business Models | Flanders Fashion Institute | Antwerp, Belgium | 2015
Drive Circular Economy | NatLab DDW15 | Eindhoven | 2015
DDW Opening Night | Klokgebouw DDW15 | Eindhoven | 2015
Fashion Flows expert panel | Flanders Fashion Institute | Antwerp, Belgium | 2015
Expert Meeting | TextielMuseum | Tilburg | 2014

 

Exhibitions:

Post-Couture Pop-up at Vienna Biennale | 20 - 27 June 2017

CityFactory: New Work. New Design | MAK Vienna | 21 June - 1 October 2017

Post-Couture Antwerp collection launch | Paris Texas Gallery | Antwerp, Belgium | 2016
Glamcult Studio | New Fashion Perspectives | Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam | 2016
Tijdelijk Modemuseum | Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam | 2016
Post-Couture launch | Dutch Design Week | Eindhoven | 2015
Bright Night | Dutch Technology Week | High Tech Campus Eindhoven | 2015
Lavera Showfloor | contra ● dictions show | Berlin Fashion Week | 2015
Art Basel Miami Beach | Eat me cake | Miami, Florida | 2014
CRY HAVOC | Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam | 2014
Dutch Design Week | MPHVS LAUNCH | De Oude Rechter, Eindhoven | 2014
Dutch Design Week | DDW-DOOM-PA-DI-DEE | Sectie C, Eindhoven | 2014
Milan Design Week | DAE EXHIBITION | 2014
Dutch Design Week | SELF UNSELF | DAE graduation show | 2013

 

Current Positions:

Founder | The Post-Couture Collective | Since 2015
Yarn Advisor | TextielLab Tilburg | Since 2014
Creative Director | Martijnvanstrien | Since 2014



Clients:

NB Projects
Rotterdam Viert de Stad
Koning Willem 1 College
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Kunstbende
Stijlinstituut
Honest by. / Bruno Pieters
STOX / Dimedix
Chamber NYC


Awards

'Keep an Eye award 2013'
For 'Dystopian Brutalist Outerwear' project.

Nominated 'René Smeetsprijs 2013'
For 'Dystopian Brutalist Outerwear' project.

Vrienden TextielMuseum prijs 2013
Awarded for 'Threads for Cockaigne' project.