Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Natural style," by David Cyranoski. Nature, 4 July 2002.

Japanese fashion designer Eri Matsui experiments with images from knot theory,fractal models, Klein bottles, and patterns found in nature to create weddingdresses and other clothing designs. The article in the "Science in culture"column includes photographs of some dresses, including one that incorporatesthe Fibonacci sequence in the layers of fabric spiraling from the waist to thefloor.

--- Annette Emerson