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Book us For Events

Our team can provide a variety of events with a focus on the intersection of fashion and technology. We provide expertise from over 100 events worldwide, and can work with you at any scale.

Runway Events

MakeFashion was founded with the vision of awe-inspiring fashiontech on the runway, and this still anchors our mission. Our expertise is on producing large-scale runway events, however we are adept at creating magic at any scale.
Our annual event in Calgary, Canada showcases our new work, which we then tour around the world. We are available to produce events showcasing our own collections, or collaborations with other brands and designers.

Keynotes and Presentations

The MakeFashion team has been working at the intersection of fashion and technology for 7+ years. Our team has a diverse background and are tenured as speakers, presenters, and workshop facilitators.

Our team members are available to present on a variety of topics including the future of fashion, maker culture, STEM education, tech diversity, startup culture, and future product design disciplines (voice, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and AR/VR). For specific team expertise, see our team biographies on our “About” section.

Educational Lectures

We are available to speak at colleges universities, and K-12 schools with inspirational, informative content.

Workshop Facilitation

Our experience coaching professional designers and makers to produce runway-ready creations, as well as students in our new MakeFashion Edu program gives us experience and expertise in facilitating hands-on workshops for all skill levels.

Corporate Team Building

Want a fun activity to collaborate with your co-workers with a unique take-home? Our team building workshops are fun, inspirational, and accessible to absolute beginners.

Previous Events

For upcoming event listings, check out our Facebook Page.

Seattle Mini MakerFaire

Sept 16 2017 – Seattle, WA

A FashionTech runway show at the MoPop (formerly EMP) museum.

Maker Faire Ottawa

Oct 15-16 – Ottawa, Canada

Booth, and interactive Wearable Tech demos at Ottawa’s Maker Faire 2016.

Maker Faire Shenzhen

Oct 2016 – Shenzhen, China

MakeFashion returns to Shenzhen for 2016 with advanced wearables workshops and a runway show.

SpeedFashion

Oct 8 – Munich, Germany

Designer Matt LaPrairie showcases MakeFashion designs on the world’s fastest runway, on a train! Collaboration with ElektroCouture.

ANT Wireless Symposium

Oct 4-7 – Banff, AB

Wearables + wireless with ANT and ANT+ technology.

Fiber Optic Fashion

Seattle Mini Maker Faire

Sept 17-18 – Seattle, WA

MakeFashion Co-founder Chelsea Klukas presented on the “Wearable Art” panel at Seattle Mini Maker Faire.

CANIFFF

July 22-23, 2016 – Calgary, AB

MakeFashion will be showcasing at the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival.

Hacking the Runway: Festival of Curiosity

July 22 2016 – Dublin, Ireland

Meet the directors of MakeFashion in Dublin, Ireland.

Brother Product Launch

Aug 3 2016 – Nashville, TN

Brother product launch wearable tech fashion show.

 World of WearableArt™ Opening Night

July 1, 2016 – Seattle, WA

EMP is celebrating the North American debut of New Zealand’s largest art show, World of WearableArt™, with an awe-inspiring evening where fashion and art collide.

MakeFashion 2016 Gala

April 2, 2016 – Calgary, AB

Our annual and most-anticipated event, MakeFashion hosted over 30 never-before-seen wearable tech garments on the runway.

Xiamen MakeFashion Runway Show

Nov 20, 2015 – Xiamen, China

MakeFashion showcase projects from 2015 collection in Xiamen, China.

CE Week NY

June 24th 2015

Sidney York and 3 designers of MakeFashion are showcasing in New York for FashionWare show on June 24th 2015 as part of CE Week, NY’s largest technology show.

Maker Faire Shenzhen

June 19-21 2015

Designers are each charged with designing and fabricating a one of a kind wearable technology piece in less than two weeks. These remarkable achievements will be showcased during a one-day fashion show at Maker Faire Shenzhen, on June 20th. To help them rise to their challenge, MakeFashion has launched an Indiegogo campaign.

Summer workshops – ARCHEloft

No need to know anything about sewing or technology, come and learn how to create fancy wearable technology outfits. Workshops fee 10$-50$.

Maker Faire Bay Area

May 16-17 2015

MakeFashion will showcase two fashion shows per day at the Maker Faire in the Bay Area. Featured on the catwalk will be the amazing garments from Obscure Shadow, Positive Feedback, Tech Tie, Virtually Vogue, Phi:Illuminated Designs, Proxima, Eunoia, Synapse, Reflections, Eos & Nyx, Modern Constellation and The ALLELES Studio Design.

MakeFashion 2015 Gala

March 28th 2015

Our 2015 MakeFashion Gala featured a new set of wearable technology projects bringing wearable technology fused with design and artistry to the runway.

TechBurlesque 2014

Winter 2014

We can’t get enough TechBurlesque! Our final fundraiser before our 2015 gala will feature more geeky glamour and exciting performance. Stay tuned for details.

MakeCocktails 2014

November 22 2014

MakeCocktails is back! Join us for molecular cocktails sponsored by Absolut Vodka at this fundraiser and mixer. Proceeds go towards 2015 artists. Read our recap of the event.

MakerFaire Rome

October 3-5 2014

Help send Stacey and Kenzie to Rome MakerFaire! Support Illuminated Vintage and get fun perks with their Indiegogo campaign.

2015 Launch Event and Fundraiser

October 24 2014

Our 2015 launch event and fundraiser will announce our 2015 designers and provide previews of their work. Learn more about getting involved.

TechBurlesque at Beakernight

September 13 2014

Our  second TechBurlesque event paired up with Beakerhead’s Beakernight for even more performance, tech, and geeky glamour.

Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

August 12-14 2014
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel

See our Tech Tie 1.0 by Jeff de Boer and team at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week alongside the best in established and emerging Canadian menswear designers.

FashionWare New York

June 25 2014

MakeFashion showcased in New York for the “Fashionware” show on June 25 2014 as part of CE Week.

Wearable Tech Wedding Dress for Make Fashion

MakerFaire Bay Area

May 2014

MakeFashion hosted a booth at MakerFaire in San Mateo, presenting wearable tech and connecting with California makers.

MakerFaire Shenzhen

April 2014

MakeFashion debuted in China at the Shenzhen MakerFaire, presenting our wearable technology work to over 30,000 attendees.

2014 International CES

January 9, 2014

MakeFashion showcased in the FashionWare runway show at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, generating huge media buzz and excitement.

2014 MakeFashion Gala

March 2014

Our sold-out gala had over 400 attendees and featured local and international designers on the runway.

Techburlesque

January 17, 2014

A sexy tech variety show unlike featuring burlesque performers and dancers in responsive high-tech apparel. Who knew geeky could be so sexy?

2014 Launch Event

October 2013

Designers, makers, and performers participating in the 2014 gala were announced at this cocktail reception and industry mixer.

El-Wire Workshops

2013 and 2012

These public-access workshops help beginners and experienced makers alike learn how to use El-wire in their own creations..

2013 MakeFashion Gala

January 2013

Our first Gala and Runway show was an amazing night. Our event sold out days before the show and our fabulous designers amazed the audience with their skill and creativity.

MakeCocktails Events

2012-2013

Our MakeCocktails series of events featured molecular gastronomy and innovative cocktails.

MakeFashion 2013 Launch

June 2012

The MakeFashion launch party was an exciting preview of the upcoming festival as well as a dialogue on the future and relevance of technology-integrated fashion.