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.
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.
We are available to speak at colleges universities, and K-12 schools with inspirational, informative content.
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.
For upcoming event listings, check out our Facebook Page.
Sept 16 2017 – Seattle, WA
A FashionTech runway show at the MoPop (formerly EMP) museum.
Oct 15-16 – Ottawa, Canada
Booth, and interactive Wearable Tech demos at Ottawa’s Maker Faire 2016.
Oct 2016 – Shenzhen, China
MakeFashion returns to Shenzhen for 2016 with advanced wearables workshops and a runway show.
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.
Sept 17-18 – Seattle, WA
MakeFashion Co-founder Chelsea Klukas presented on the “Wearable Art” panel at Seattle Mini Maker Faire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MakerFaire Bay Area
MakeFashion hosted a booth at MakerFaire in San Mateo, presenting wearable tech and connecting with California makers.
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
Our sold-out gala had over 400 attendees and featured local and international designers on the runway.
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
Designers, makers, and performers participating in the 2014 gala were announced at this cocktail reception and industry mixer.
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
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.
Our MakeCocktails series of events featured molecular gastronomy and innovative cocktails.
MakeFashion 2013 Launch
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.