Math + Fashion = Beauty

I love fine-art fashion. I was lucky enough to explore an aspect of it a few months back, carrying out a math based fashion project, with my friend Emily. Whilst researching math within fashion, I stumbled upon this beauty.

Designer Diana Eng has created a scarf following the Fibonacci sequence. For those who don’t know, the sequence is created by adding a number to the previous one before it: 0,1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34…  The sequence is found in nature, for example the pattern of a pine cone, or the seed placement on a sunflower.

As the scarf was knit, the new number of stitches were added to the ones before it, this would determine the next number of stitches – the Fibonacci sequences influence is clear.

I admire the effort Diana Eng must have put into this design and I think it demonstrates that fashion can have a lot more depth than people first think!


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