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HACKING THE RUNWAY

HACKING THE RUNWAY

Hacking the runway: high tech meets high fashion.

MakeFashion explores the fusion of creativity and fashion with cutting-edge electronics. MakeFashion is an initiative that introduces designers, engineers, and makers to cutting edge new technologies: fusing high-tech and high-fashion on the runway.

Launched in June 2012 by a trio from Calgary, Canada, MakeFashion has produced over 100 wearable tech garments and showcased at over 70 international events. We introduce designers, makers, engineers, and artists to the exciting world of wearables through a series of informative, hands-on, designer-lead workshops.

Our annual runway events in Calgary, Canada debut new collections of innovative fashion technology combined with theatre and performance.

2019 Runway Show: Sept 21

Join us as we debut our latest projects in our 2019 runway show on Sept 21, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta.
In partnership with Beakerhead.

The MakeFashion Runway

The first vision of MakeFashion in 2013 was to elevate wearable technology to the runway. Many international events later, runway events are still central to what we do. Our annual event in Calgary, Canada showcases our latest garments on the runway and gives us the opportunity to curate, coach and inspire design & engineering teams to push the boundaries of creative and technological innovation. We are also available to produce traveling, awe-inspiring events.

Thought Leadership, Consultation, and Public Speaking

Our founders, designers, and team members offer their expertise as keynote speakers, workshop leaders, or project consultation. Our team members have presented keynotes on the future of fashion and wearable tech innovation across the globe. Additionally, if you are embarking on a wearable tech endeavor of your own, we offer consultation based on nearly a decade of wearable tech events, FashionTech startup expertise, and garment production and manufacturing.

MakeFashion Edu

Our education initiative inspires youth to learn about STEM through hands-on creation of wearable tech garments. Our edu programs teach students the foundations of electronics from the ground up, in a safe, fun environment. Our edu programs complete with stunning runway shows where students model their own creations, inspired directly from the MakeFashion runway.

     

Ready-to-Wear Collection

After dozens of runway shows where audience members ask “where can I buy my own?”, we’ve researched the process for developing comfortable, durable, and even washable wearable tech garments. Lumen Couture is our first launched ready-to-wear line, and we continue to work with emerging designers to accelerate their concepts to retail.

     

MakeFashion Hardware Development

Behind the runway garments, education programs, and ready-to-wear garments is customized hardware built from the ground up based on our years of learning and optimization. Our team develops specialized MakeFashion boards that are used by our teams.

Modern Constellation

High fashion inspired by the cosmos.

Hagoromo

Technology and tradition collide with ethereal fashiontech kimonos.

Mimic

Chameleon color-changing dresses.

Lumen Couture

A self-contained projection mapped dress with sound and motion.

White Light // Black Light

An exploration of illumination and interaction.

Gamer Girls

Playable video games within a pair of dresses.

Our Latest Images

MakeFashion designers and makers include Erina Kashihara, Dr. Patricia Flanagan, Laura Dempsey, Angela Dale, Maria Urdu Pinto, Jeff DeBoer, Elle Nguyen, Rainbow Winters, Vlad Lavrovsky, Matt LaPrairie, and Shannon Chappell. See the full list of MakeFashion wearables designers.

Contact us at info@makefashion.ca to learn how you can be part of our wearable technology movement.