ANT+ Wireless Symposium

Last week we at MakeFashion were invited to attend the ANT+ Wireless Symposium in Banff. There we hosted a mini fashion show with two pieces from our previous shows, two brand new fashion tech pieces, as well as an interactive installation using ANT+ technology.

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FashionTech in Nashville

The MakeFashion recently travelled to Nashville to produce a runway show for Brother’s “Back to Business” conference. At the forefront of technology and design, we showcased our work to demonstrate what can happen when sewing and technology come together.

Canadian International Fashion Film Festival

MakeFashion will be showcasing at the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival on July 22nd and 23rd.

The Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFFF) is a platform and event that engages, exciting directors, artists, new and established  talent, advertisers, designers, producers, fashion industry leaders and audience. The Canadian International Fashion Film Festival will showcase and support the diverse medium and visionary talent through impactful, cutting edge storytelling.

Learn more and purchase tickets here!

MakeFashion at Red Deer Mini Maker Faire

On June 11th Red Deer hosted it’s first Mini Maker Faire. MakeFashion brought a team of designers, engineers, and organizers to lead hands-on workshops, as well as a small showcase of our wearable tech projects.

MakeFashion in Make: Magazine

We’re heading to Paris, and are featured in Make: Magazine. Check it out!

“Certainly, our designers range from high fashion to performance and costume pieces, and we like to encourage diversity, but we will definitely be bringing more of the fashion pieces to Paris!”

Makers to Redefine Fashion at Maker Faire Paris

Video: MakeFashion 2016 by Standout Publications

Thanks Standout Publications for attending our 2016 gala and the fantastic video coverage of the event.

Thank you for an amazing 2016 Gala!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2016 Gala. It was an incredible event, made possible by the support of an incredible team of volunteers, designers, and stylists.

Stay tuned for image galleries, videos, and detailed descriptions of our 2016 projects. In the meantime, check out our Facebook page for updates.

Photography by Michael Sturgeon

Twitter Contest: Win 2 Tickets to the MakeFashion Gala!

Want to attend the 4th annual MakeFashion Wearable Tech Gala in Calgary for free? Enter to win two tickets to the event. All you have to do is tell us what project you’re most excited to see!

How to enter:

Check out our 2016 project previews here.

Tweet about which piece you’re most excited to see (either the project name or a link) and tag @makefashionCA.

We will randomly select a winner via draw on March 26th 2016.

Each tweet is eligible for one entry, one tweet permitted per day.

See our 2016 project previews!


Contest winner will receive 2 standing tickets for the 2016 MakeFashion Gala in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets can be transferred, but are not eligible to be redeemed for cash value.

Shanghai Recap from Matt LaPrairie

I have been doing my craft for a long time and I thought that you had to create a name for yourself, defining your work by your individuality. Then I was introduced to this group called ‘Makefashion’ and all my gains that I made by myself in my many years of work were surpassed in just one 6 month period. I now realize where I may have gone wrong; in not realizing the power of a makers’ community.