Video by Paul Spenard
Designers Kenzie Housego and Stacey Morgan return this year and collaborate with engineer Sophie Amin on innovative wearable technology. Enjoy the sneak peek, their dresses will be on the runway on March 28, 2015 at Telus Spark in Calgary.
Video by Paul Spenard
Designers Catherine Hazin, Dianne Gibson and Kelly Hofer team up with engineer Dan Damron to create bridal garments for our wearable technology fashion show.
Last Saturday was filled with tantalizing drinks, lights, belly dancing, and a great community. It sounds like a strange combination, but it works well! So here’s a quick over view of what went down.
Partnered with Absolut Canada, we hosted our second MakeCocktails event at the Endeavor Art Gallery. Absolut Canada was in attendance making delicious cocktails throughout the night. This event gave a very unique view into the inner workings of MakeFashion with beautiful live makeup and hair transformations by Jason Mellor and Ivonne Arsenault throughout the night. Models graced the floor, posing and twirling around wearing some favorite pieces from previous years’ shows. The event concluded with a beautiful and exotic bellydance performance that energized the audience.
We also announced our kickstarter campaign for the Nebula digital pendant. Saturday night we were at zero and today we are only a few hundred dollars short of our goal, so a big thank you to this wonderful community that wants to see makers thrive in our city. If you are interested in donating, you can right here!
We’d like to give a big thanks to Absolut Vodka, all our fabulous volunteers, and the MakeFashion crew for making MakeCocktails a success. MakeFashion is a continuous collaboration with organizers, makers, and most importantly, the community.
Keep posted for more events, monthly blog posts, and more!
– Photography and article by Mary Yohannes Getaneh, a second year Journalism student at Mount Royal University and our MakeFashion intern.
Update: Location announced and tickets now available! Telus Spark: 220 St Georges Dr NE, Calgary, AB
Thanks to those who attended our launch event in Calgary! Our launch event is our kick-off for the year, and our teams are now working hard on their 2015 wearable tech pieces.
We’ve announced the date for our 2015 gala. The gala will take place on March 28th 2015 at Telus Spark. Tickets will be available soon, follow us on twitter at @makefashionca and on Facebook for details. The last two years have sold out, so we expect our third year will as well!
We rely on our team of volunteers, so if you’re interested in volunteering, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We will also be touring after the event. Last year our pieces toured around the globe including Shenzhen (China), Rome, New York, and Las Vegas. If you’re interested in showcasing MakeFashion at your event, contact email@example.com – our pieces always draw a crowd and media attention! We are also accepting sponsors and partners.
We look forward to seeing you on March 28th and at future events!
photo by Andras Schram