Mimic by Amped Atelier | Photo: Kelly Hofer
Models: Farzana Khimani & Amber Needham | Hair: Elsa & Jason Mellor | Makeup: Paloma Reynoso


Designer: Erina Kashihara | Models: Alvaro & Alejandra Pereira | Hair: Jason Mellor | Makeup: Vjosa Asani | Photo: Kelly Hofer Studios



Wedding Pant Suit by Virtually Vogue by Catherine Larose & Dianne Gibson
Model: Nyabuoy Gatbel  | Hair: Kelsey Yule | Makeup: Ivonne Arsenault


MakeFashion: Wearable Technology

Launched in June 2012 by a trio of Calgarians, MakeFashion has produced over 30 wearable tech garments and showcased at over 20 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.

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. 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.

Featured Projects:

Modern Constellation

Inspired by the cosmos and the universe and our constantly growing understanding of them.

Lumen Couture

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

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