MakeFashion recently had the pleasure of showcasing at Seattle’s Mini Maker Faire on September 16th. The FashionTech show, organized by Sophy Wong and Chelsea Klukas, showcased 3 MakeFashion garments alongside local wearables from Seattle designers including Amber Lundy and Jennifer Biladau.
Calgary is maybe not known so much for Technology or Fashion, but in spite of that MakeFashion has become a world leader in Fashion Technology, because in the end it’s the people that make the difference. Zyris first came to our show it was obvious that they immediately understood MakeFashion – and immediately had ideas for how to make a difference. It is this kind of passion and collaboration that makes magic happen.
But the part that really showed that they understood MakeFashion was the collaboration between Zyris and local designer Stephanie Krause, when they came to the show sporting a brand new fashion tech garment that they made together. In the weeks preceding the show they demonstrated creativity, collaboration and innovation. The documented the process here – watch the video (it’s pretty long) but it is the best example I can think of to demonstrate how the Zyris team goes above and beyond.
When you’re trying to change the world, it’s important that you have partners that are aligned with your vision, Zyris has been one of those for us.
MakeFashion 5.0 was an unbelievable night of community, love, and wearable tech. The dedication our teams put into creating some truly stunning pieces was inspiring. Attending the gala really reinforced that MakeFashion is a community of creatives – be it fashion, tech, make-up, or hair- who support one another. Not only do we as a team support one another, but we also get tremendous support of Calgarians who prioritizes events like ours. It was wild to think that after 8+ months worth of work the night just flew by.
Every so often I’ll come across a wearable tech story while scrolling through my Facebook, that tugs at my heartstrings, a story that shows why so many people are invested in creating tech that can improve the quality of someone’s lives. Read more
My head is always in the clouds, I love to travel. Meeting new people, exploring new lands, tasting new food, immersing myself in a new culture has always driven me to travel more. One of the largest problems that arise when I travel, besides the state of my bank account, is language barriers.
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. Here’s our fourth (and last) sneak peek on a few more of the pieces that will be showcased at the gala and background on the makers behind the project. Read more
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. Here’s third sneak peek on a few more of the pieces that will be showcased at the gala and background on the makers behind the project.