Calgarian Arts & Technology Shine at International CES

Calgary-based MakeFashion made a big impression on the 2014 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) runway in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES is the world’s largest consumer technology show with over 150,000 attendees. MakeFashion founders Shannon Hoover, Maria Hoover, and Chelsea Klukas and designer Angela Dale were in attendance for the FashionWare wearable technology event on January 9th 2014.

Laura Dempsey’s motion-sensitive illuminated dress made a big impact on the audience as the dress lit up to the model’s movements (view the video).


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Angela Dale’s Chameleon Cocktail was the subject of many photographs and media attention. All pieces in the CES show were originally showcased in February 2013 at Endeavor Arts Gallery in Calgary along with five other local designers.



Photo credit: Britta Pedersen

MakeFashion – Vlad Lavrovsky “Nebula” necklace. Photo credit: Britta Pedersen

Discovery Channel host Ziya Tong wore the illuminated “Nebula” necklace by designer Vlad Lavrovsky.

Other innovations showcased in the runway show included fitness accessories for tracking jump height, FashionTeq smart jewellery and morphing colour couture by Rainbow Winters.

Wearable technology was prominent in the 2014 CES show from fitness accessories to automotive assistance. MakeFashion is honoured to have been invited to showcase among international leaders and hopes to continue to elevate arts and technology in Calgary.

The 2014 MakeFashion runway show on March 1st sponsored by OnConference will feature over 12 new wearable technology pieces, including new works from Angela Dale, Vlad Lavrovsky, and Laura Dempsey. A Techburlesque fundraiser featuring tech-inspired costumes will take place at Endeavor Arts on January 17th. (Tickets available here). MakeFashion is based in Calgary, Alberta but intends to tour and showcase internationally after the March 1st gala. For information on hosting a MakeFashion event contact


Media Coverage for MakeFashion at CES 2014:

FashionWare show at CES 2014

LA Times

The Wall Street Journal

Financial Times

Frecuency Videos

New York Daily News

European Press Photo Angency

Sudwest Presse (German)

Online Focus (German)

Weftfalifche Nachrichten (German)

20 minutos – (Spanish press)

France 24 coverage




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