Making Textiles Using Encryption Technology
ANREALAGE Autumn Winter 2016–17
IN THE NOISE— Text by ANREALAGE
IT BECOMES MEANINGLESS
CODE THE NOISE
IT MAKES MEANINGFUL
The theme of the Autumn Winter 2016-17 collection is “NOISE.” If the noise is meaningless we would like to show meaningful noise through the collection. This time we applied a special technique called “Visual Cryptography” in collaboration with Toru Urakawa (Qosmo, Inc.), who acts as a computer programmer and an artist.
At first glance, the fabric pattern looks like a snow noise but several informations are coded in the fabric just like a cryptography by a computer program. When seen through a transparent filter, these informations are « decoded » : new prints appear. Thanks to an advanced digital technology, you catch informations from the « noise » combining layers of fabrics. Now you will see binary patterns such as hound tooth check, checkerboard and horizontal stripes. In the finale, to the tune of “The Flower Duet”, floral motifs appear as if bursting out of noised patterns.
— Meaningful are the garments made with a prayer.
Toru made a textile which has hidden “code” in it, using a technology called “visual cryptography.” When you see the each papers, you can’t see anything. But once they overlapped each other, you can see some patterns on it.
Katsuya Kamo (KAMO HEAD)
Toru Urakawa (Qosmo, Inc.)