MakeFashion 5.0 Sneak Peek (Part 2)

Make Fashion 5.0 will be held on April 1st, 2017 at the TELUS Spark in Calgary, Alberta. We have our submissions in and teams are busy creating their intricate designs. Enjoy a sneak peek on a few more of the pieces that will be showcased at the gala and background on the makers behind the project.

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MakeFashion 5.0 Sneak Peek

Make Fashion 5.0 will be held on April 1st, 2017 at the TELUS Spark in Calgary, Alberta. We have our submissions in and teams are busy creating their intricate designs. Enjoy a of a sneak peek on a few of the pieces that will be showcased at the gala and background on the makers behind the project.

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2015 Gala Date Announced!

 

Update: Location announced and tickets now available! Telus Spark: 220 St Georges Dr NE, Calgary, AB

Purchase Tickets Here

Requesting media passes? Information here.

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 info@makefashion.ca 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 info@makefashion.ca – 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!

Purchase Tickets Here

photo by Andras Schram

 

 

2014 Call for Submissions

MakeFashion is looking for designers for our 2014 show!

MakeFashion is Calgary’s fashion and tech festival. The gala runway show is scheduled for January 2014.  To see previous events, see our 2013 gala wrap-up or our video of the event here.

MakeFashion is looking for designers, artists, and tech enthusiasts to participate in the event. Applicants can be individual designers or teams. (for teams, please provide one point of contact per team)

Whether you’re an established fashion designer looking to expand your horizons, an up-and-coming creative, or a digital genius: MakeFashion is the opportunity to showcase your creativity and ingenuity.

If you don’t have a team already formed, we will work with you to create a team. We have a number of committed individuals who are passionate about making ideas come to life!

 

Applications should be in digital .pdf form and include:

-Piece title

-Brief artist/team biography and previous works (also include website if applicable)

-Description of design, concept and sketch of finished piece

-Outline of materials, resources, and approximate budget required

 

If you are an individual looking to join a team, a proposal isn’t necessary, please list your skills/interests and we will pair you with a team.

Designers/teams will receive a $500 artists fee and compensation of all materials up to $1000 per piece. Artists are eligible to discounts on certain materials ordered through the MakeFashion organization. Applications are competitive and will be reviewed based on creativity and innovative use of materials.

 

Applications should be sent in .pdf form to chelsea.klukas@gmail.com and are due Wednesday May 1st at 8:00PM

 

In order to answer questions and go over ideas we will be scheduling info sessions over the next few weeks.  If you’re interested in attending or meeting separately just email us and we’ll arrange it.

The next info session is:

Monday April 15, 6 – 7pm at Endeavor Arts: 1209 1st St SW. Suite 200.

Feel free to bring your preliminary concepts. We will help you build your proposal and answer any questions about the submissions process. We will also go over the materials and possibilities and provide examples and inspiration, so this session is highly recommended for application success.

 

 

FAQs:

Can I have multiple pieces in the show?

Each designer/group is welcome to have as many pieces as they’d like in a series: however the artists fee and material compensation remain the same. Each proposal should adhere to one title/concept. Artists are welcome to submit multiple proposals and work with multiple teams.

 

What if my piece requires over $1000?

You are welcome to go above and beyond $1000, but $1000 is the maximum that MakeFashion will compensate per project.

 

What are my responsibilities/rights as a designer?

You designer contract gives you full ownership of your work and intellectual property. MakeFashion reserves the right to use your piece (when reasonably available) for showcasing and promoting the event for a time period of one year after the 2014 runway show. After this, you have full ownership of the piece and the rights to sell or repurpose it. MakeFashion reserves the right to use photography and video of the pieces for the promotion of MakeFashion. Designers are also responsible for assisting in promotion and ticket sales of the gala event and fundraisers.

 

I’m a designer but I have no idea how to integrate technology into my work.

No problem, part of MakeFashion is that we pair you with Calgary’s tech/maker community to give you the support you need. In your application please outline your skills  and the missing pieces: we will pair you with a tech-savvy partner who will help you make your dreams come to life! (Some sharing of artists fees may be applicable)

 

I have a concept, but I don’t know if it’s possible to execute or what materials and budget I’ll need.

Our designers information sessions on March 11th and March 16th will allow you to talk to our team and get an idea of the materials, skills, and resources you will need to make your project happen. We will work with you to build a team.

 

I’m not a designer or an ideas person, but I’d love to help with sewing/technology/materials/etc.

Contact us and we will pair you with a designer/team: we’d love to have your help!

 

I’m a performer/model/dancer/makeup artist and would like to be involved.

Contact us and we will pair with you a team or designer.

 

I already have a wearable technology product in market: can I still apply?

For the 2013 runway show applications we are focusing on new projects and pieces. But we will have a place for showcasing pre-existing product lines. Contact us and we can discuss a way to feature your work at one of our events.

 

Applications should be sent in .pdf form to chelsea.klukas@gmail.com and are due Wednesday May 1st at 8:00PM

 

 

Make Cocktails 2: Harvest Oct 26th

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Come down and support MAKE Fashion with the most tantalizing libations Calgary has ever seen, again. Imbibe with the fashion conscience Calgarians while contributing to this amazing technological cause.

 

Buy Tickets Here 

 

DARREN FABIAN & PHILIPPE GRANDBOIS (@Candelacalgary, @Alloydining, @justcocktails, @GboisGroup, @blueshockjobs) will be showcasing Masterful Mixology with amazingly artistic Harvest Cocktails.

Darren and his parents own a fruitful farm that we will be HARVESTING from the week prior to create some amazing creations for you and your palate.

The best part…you get to learn how and do it yourself if you so desire.

Cocktails will all be sold for $5.00 ! (These are valued at $15.00)

Wine will be some amazing bottles from the cellar of CANDELA Restaurant.

Canapes and small bites will be on hand as well to pair with our cocktails from GEOFF ROGERS, our local Chef extrodinaire.

Music will be spun by our favourite DJ JORDY CARRIGAN to keep things moving.

Lastly, the gallery is featuring some amazing art under the “street art” & Graffiti theme for your viewing pleasure.

Come MAKE your mark on the MAKE Fashion Initiative.

Partners in this event will be:

STOLICHNAYA Elit,
CORBY Distillers,
Digital Alberta,
Exquisite Catering,
Candela Restaurant,
Chelsea Klukas Creative &
Grandbois Group Inc.

Buy Tickets Here 

Images from our first event:

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MakeFashion: Save the Date

The make fashion event is approaching!  Save the date in your calendars.

 

Friday, Nov 9th 2012

Endeavor Arts

*Note – Gala event has been changed from Nov 2nd to Nov 9th!

 

Also save the date for our next Make Cocktails fundraiser: Oct 26th

Details and ticket sales coming soon.

Make Cocktails Fundraiser August 17th

Order tickets via Eventbrite

Come down and support MAKE Fashion with the most tantalizing libations Calgary has ever seen. Imbibe with the fashion conscience Calgarians while contributing to this amazing cause.

Darren Fabian & Philippe Grandbois (@Candelacalgary, @Alloydining, @justcocktails, @TrueSpiritsImports, @GboisGroup) will be showcasing Molecular Gastronomy & Mixology with 6 amazingly artistic molecular cocktails, along with a few seasonal classics for the less adventurous,

Imagine a full strength Mojito is a single bite, or a “painted” cocktail on edible paper.

The best part…you get to learn how and do it yourself if you so desire.

Cocktails will all be sold for $5.00 ! (These are valued at $15.00)

Wine will be some amazing bottles from the cellar of Alloy Restaurant.

Canape’s and small bites will be on hand as well to pair with our cocktails.

Music will be spun by our favourite local DJ to keep things moving.

We will also have a local Graffiti and Multimedia artist on hand spraying the back walls and offering you an opportunity to do the same.

Lastly, the Gallery is featuring some amazing art under the “street art” theme for your viewing pleasure.

Come MAKE your mark on the MAKE Fashion Initiative.

Partners in this event will be CORBY Distillers, Digital Alberta, Exquisite Catering, Candela Restaurant (Opening in September), Chelsea Klukas Creative & Grandbois Group Inc.

BACK DOOR ACCESS ONLY (Alley) – Passwords will be delivered on the date or with your ticket purchase.

 

Order your tickets now!

EL Wire workshop

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EL (Electroluminescent) wire is thin copper wire coated in phosphorus that glows when current is applied to it.  It is used for costuming, decoration and as accent lighting.

EL wire is flexible, comes in many colours and is very easy to use when you learn a few tricks!

We will provide:

  • soldering irons
  • copper tape
  • drivers
  • batteries
  • EL wire in a variety of colours

The workshop will cover cutting, terminating and soldering, as well as methods for attaching it to clothing.

Tickets available here!!

Endeavor Arts
1209 1 St SW
Suite 200
Calgary, AB T2R 0V1
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (MT)

MakeFashion Launch Party

Well – you may have heard whispers… maybe even seen an electrically lit dress around town?

MakeFashion Launch Party

 

Wednesday, June 6, 5:30 – 8:30
Endeavor Arts, Suite 200 – 1209 1st SW, Calgary

Where Technology meets Art…

Highlights of the evening include:
– molecular bar featuring cocktails by Mixologist Phillipe Grandbois
– coffee station featuring vacuum siphon brewed coffee
– electronic textile kits available for purchase
– ferrofluid art  by Casey Hughes
– glass art by Lana Collier

 

$5 ticket cost towards fundraising for MakeFashion artists.

 

Party and Panel discussion:

Jeff de Boer – Importance of design in technology
Dee Fontans – Wearable Art
Lara Presber – Design & Innovation

Reserve your ticket here!

 

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