Graphic Designer / Laser Cutter + Wood Working Specialist
Brandon has been actively in the arts community since 2003. First focusing more on kinetic and dance based arts and eventually moving more into the maker/ creator field. Now he focuses on absorbing every maker skill he can find to create a comprehensive pallet of abilities to create anything he can imagine. Currently laser cut lamps, artistic displays and custom commissions are the primary focus of his creative endeavors. If you have a crazy idea of something to create, then this artist is the one you want on your team.
Wearable Tech Fashion
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.
Designer – LETHRBAR®
Kat Marks is a creative leader in fashion enterprise and design. Her creativity motivates all aspects of her process – research, design and craft. Looking at the creative process both personally and objectively, she
constructs a dialogue between product design and the visual experience of film, photography and exhibit.
The Kat Marks label has a global reach and has been featured in several international publications such as W Magazine and i-D Magazine. She has worked in collaboration with prominent fashion professionals, including
photographer Nick Knight of SHOWstudio for her 2011 fashion film, The Karass. She was awarded an International Design Award for her collection The Braces in 2009, and shortlisted for both the International Talent Support Award 2011 and the Creative Enterprise Award 2012.
Kat Marks is originally from Calgary, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design from Toronto’s Ryerson University and a Master of Arts in Fashion Artefact from London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London, UK.