Studio Adaptive Skins = design yarns -> design fabrics -> design wearables. Why? To improve and sustain the fashion production system. To bring the individual closer within the design process. Tailored by weather is about creating a direct creative dialogue between: the body versus adaptive materials and using the environment as a tool to create new shapes.

Studio Adaptive Skins was founded in 2018 by designer Jef Montes. Adaptive skins is a textile architecture studio based in Arnhem with a strong emphasis on responsive materials. A new approach on creating shape within the materials rather than cutting patterns out of 2D fabric. The materials are applied on the human skin but also connected to the structure of a building and interior. Responsive to the human and its surrounding the textiles improve the function and experience of: body, light, energy, areas, acoustics and climate. The studio has its own signature projects that are focused on: wearable designs, high fashion and material installations. Next to that the studio also offers a wide spectrum of adaptive textiles and services to other companies. Sustainability and upcycling are an important starting point. No waste is the norm. Finding alternative ways to recreate the production system is constantly researched. The idea is to design a new production chain. Starting from the fiber/yarn and following up all the way towards the material/garment. The focus is on: designing sea-based yarns, knitting and jacquard weaving. Illusion, shape and transformation play an essential factor in the design development. The materials are non seasonal and keep on expanding. Everything starts with a rectangle that afterwards unravels into 3D shapes. The material that creates its own tailoring technique. It’s a natural ongoing process. - Jef Montes {-} ”I see clothing and materials as living architecture. Adapting to the environment. Organic and emotional.''