Imagine a world where your clothes regulate your body temperature, monitor your vital signs, and your necklace begins to glow when the sun goes down.

Today, this is achievable. Modern fashion designers are no stranger to the potential of merging clothing with electronics. MakeFashion is an initiative that introduces talented local designers to cutting edge new technologies, subject matter experts and wearable technology.

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MakeFashion: Wearable Technology

Launched in June 2012, MakeFashion hosted its first wearable technology fashion show and gala on January 25 2013. We introduced high-end fashion designers and artists to the exciting world of wearables through a series of informative, hands-on, designer-lead workshops. MakeFashion has since hosted two sold-out galas and has showcased the work of international designers around the world including Calgary, Las Vegas, and Shenzhen.

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MakeFashion designers and makers include Erina Kashihara, Dr. Patricia Flanagan, Laura Dempsey, Angela Dale, Kyle Nylund, Jeff DeBoer, Elle Nguyen, Rainbow Winters, Vlad Lavrovsky, Ben Reed, 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.

Featured Designers:

Bride Wearables Dress for Make Fashion

Biomimetic Bride

Fibre-optic wedding gown that responds to bride’s pulse.

Medusa Fabulosa

Jellyfish-inspired dress with custom LED controller and LilyPad Arduino.

Motion-Sensitive Dress

Motion-sensitive LEDs illuminate with the movements of a dancer.

Tech Tie

Stores and displays data with 16 LCD OLED screens.