Since 2012, MakeFashion has been teaming fashion designers with engineers, producing some of the most exciting wearable technology garments the world has ever seen. From illuminated wedding dresses, to samurai inspired high-tech armor, MakeFashion strives to tell the story of technology through fashion, art, music and performance.
Once a year, MakeFashion hosts a wearable tech runway show and gala at Telus Spark in Calgary. For this very special event, leading wearable tech designers compete to showcase their garments on the MakeFashion stage. Every year, 45 Designers and Engineers, 16 hair and makeup stylists, 30 models, and more than 50 volunteers collaborate to produce the biggest and most celebrated wearable tech runway in the world.
MakeFashion has been recognized internationally as a world leading organization for the advancement of wearable technology, an industry that is proclaimed to be worth 53 billion by 2019. Being recognized as a world design leader in this emerging field brings with it significant opportunities for growth and advancement for our artists and designers. MakeFashion strives to foster, and continue this growth.
MakeFashion hosts many public and private events throughout the year at ARCHEloft, Makerspace and Canada’s first Wearables Lab. Our designer’s garments are also regularly featured at popular international events such as: CES Las Vegas, CE Week NYC, Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, Electric Runway and many Maker Faires around the world. Each major activity on our tour itinerary involves extensive public outreach, demonstrations, presentations and often results in workshops due to public demand. We believe strongly that all of these activities benefit the arts, as well as scientific and educational communities. This is the world of MakeFashion.