Photography: Rafal Wegiel Photography | Models: Millie Jayne, Natalka Lewis | Makeup: Ivonne Arsenault

Our wedding dresses each had a switch hidden in the brides glove, allowing her to control the pulse, fade, and even the colour of her dress by simply touching her thumb to her forefinger. This allows for dramatic effect at the most exciting moments of her wedding celebration.

Virtually Vogue team is:

  • Catherine Hazin: Team Lead. Fuelled by her fine arts degree and a passion for bridal fashion, Catherine designed the Virually Vogue layered pencil skirt ensemble, and is acting project manager for the team.
  • Dan Damron: Lead Engineer. He is responsible for researching and sourcing most of the electronics, and for programming and writing all of the code required to make the dresses function.
  • Kelly Hofer: Designer/Engineer. In addition to co-designing the Victorian inspired hoop dress, he was also responsible for troubleshooting much of the technical design. Kelly learned his making skills on the hutterite colony where he grew up. With a wide range of skills from 3d design, lighting design, some programming, electrical engineering, sewing, metal work and many others.
  • Dianne Gibson: Master Sewer/Fashion Designer by trade, specializing in custom corsets. Her level of experience and expert skill are apparent in the garments construction.

Technical Information:

  • a combination of Xadow Mainboards, Spark Cores, and 3W white LED’s
  • Pulse Width Modulation Control boards from Adafruit
  • fibre optic cable
  • lots of batteries
  • Our WIFI dress speaks ARTNet, which, in fact, makes the dress a fully DMX512 compliant lighting fixture able to be controlled by any DMX Control board that supports ARTNet (DMX512 over UDP).

“We are so thankful to MakeFashion for giving us this amazing platform to experiment, innovate and grow. We have all loved working with everyone for the last two years.”

– Virtually Vogue

Sneak Peek video of Virtually Vogue team