News and Inspiration on Future Fashion, LED Dresses and Lumen Couture

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Stocking Stuffer Wishlist: Holiday Gifts Under $40

The deadline to place orders to arrive for the holidays is Dec 14th by noon.
I will be traveling starting Dec 15th, and will not be available to ship orders during that time. As a small independent business who hand-makes and hand-packs every order, I currently don’t have a method to ship orders while I’m away traveling. This is something I’m hoping to solve in the new year as my business grows.

Photography Collaboration with Dara Breeze in Seattle

Our stardust sequin jumpsuit and gold sequin dress were recently featured in a beautiful photoshoot by photographer Dara Breeze, owner of Brze Media.

In the words of the artist:

“Throughout the history of popular culture, representation has been criticized to be limited and forgetful towards showing inclusion. My mission is to bring awareness towards the impact of individuality through representation by bridging the gap between the relationship of education and representation in popular culture eras.

Holiday Shopping Deadline: Dec 14th 2019

The deadline to place orders to arrive for the holidays is Dec 14th by noon.
I will be traveling starting Dec 15th, and will not be available to ship orders during that time. As a small independent business who hand-makes and hand-packs every order, I currently don’t have a method to ship orders while I’m away traveling. This is something I’m hoping to solve in the new year as my business grows.

MakeFashion 2019 FashionTech Show at Beakernight

We recently travelled to our hometown of Calgary, Alberta for the seventh annual MakeFashion event.

Our fashion tech journey started over 7 years ago, with our founder Chelsea Klukas co-founding MakeFashion when she lived in Calgary. After years of producing the events and curating the annual collection, Klukas was inspired to launch the Lumen Couture line.

Will LED Fashion Go Mainstream?

Since organizations combining fashion and technology like MakeFashion have pioneered the space, LED garments have become increasingly popular. But the question still remains: will these garments ever become a part level of mainstream couture, or are illuminated garments destined to be limited to niche audiences for raves, costumes, festivals, and nightclubs?

MakeFashion FashionTech Showcase: Motion-Sensitive Dress

When Laura Dempsey’s motion-activated dress took the runway, modeled by a leaping dancer, there was an overwhelming energy in the room. Since that day we’ve grown exponentially and have produced over 100 garments and events all over the world, but the dress has remained one of MakeFashion’s most iconic pieces.

Mumbai, NYC, and Canada: Our Fall 2019 Events Schedule

After taking a brief break from events to enjoy our summer and focus on new product development, we’re pleased to announce a busy events schedule in autumn 2019.

MakeFashion FashionTech Showcase: Dresses with Playable Games

Can your clothes be playable video games? GamerGirls by Phi Illuminated Designs for MakeFashion created the Gamer Girls dresses which allow wearers to compete against each other with LED interfaces and shoulder pads that reveal scores.

Gamergirls is a one of a kind design featuring two futuristic fashion dresses that allow the wearers to play an arcade style video game together, using each other’s dresses as the screen display. 

Internship: Work at the Intersection of Fashion and Technology

Are you interested in working at the intersection of Fashion and Technology? Lumen Couture and MakeFashion are looking for a media intern for 6 weeks. This role will involve image and video content creation for social media (instagram, youtube), writing, and blogging. You’ll also have the ability to flex your creative muscle with styling and fashion creation and curation projects. There may be opportunities for event attendance and influencer work.

Introducing the 2019 MakeFashion Lineup

MakeFashion has just released their lineup for the 2019 event in September, where the new collection of fashiontech garments will be debuted before they tour the world internationally.

The event will take place in Calgary, Canada on Sept 21, 2019 in partnership with Beakerhead. This is the second year that MakeFashion has partnered with Beakerhead for a stunning outdoor show.