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Pretty Flowers Dress by Maria Orduz Pinto | Photo: Kelly Hofer

2017 Gala Tickets Now Available

On April 1st, be the first to see our 2017 collection of wearable tech garments in Calgary, AB. Our 5th annual runway gala will be our most exciting yet: from animated ties that display the wearer’s favourite patterns, to dresses that read brainwaves and display dreams. Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to see our garments in our Canadian hometown before we tour the world.

Hacking the runway: high tech meets high fashion.

MakeFashion explores the potential of merging 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.

MakeFashion: Wearable Technology

Launched in June 2012 by a trio of Calgarians, MakeFashion has produced over 100 wearable tech garments and showcased at over 60 international events. We introduce high-end fashion designers and artists to the exciting world of wearables through a series of informative, hands-on, designer-lead workshops. Our annual gala in Calgary, Canada debuts new collections of innovative fashion technology combined with theatre and performance. MakeFashion has showcased around the world including New York, Rome, and Shenzhen.

Modern Constellation

High fashion inspired by the cosmos.


Technology and tradition collide with ethereal fashiontech kimonos.


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.

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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 to learn how you can be part of our wearable technology movement.