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

See the latest news, updates, and inspiration on Fashion Technology. See the evolution of the fashion industry and how technology is enhancing how we shop for clothing and the clothes we wear.

On the Runway at CES Asia 2019 with FashionWare

Our founder Chelsea Klukas presented and opening keynote discussing what her work in FashionTech startups (BeauCoo), retail technology at scale at Amazon, and work on MakeFashion and her own line of ready-to-wear fashiontech has taught her about the future of the fashion industry.

FashionTech Inspiration: ALLELES Design Studio

The ALLELES design studio is a team who proudly describe themselves as artists, not prosthetists.

Keynote at Tech Fashion Week SF 2019

On April 16th, 2019, Lumen Couture founder Chelsea Klukas opened SF Tech Fashion Week 2019 with a keynote presentation. She was also a member of a women in tech panel at the event, held at the Shopify Kit Office in San Francisco.

This installment of Women in Fashion+Tech panel highlighted the current state of the convergence of fashion and technology and how fashion tech companies are elevating customer experience to the next level. Topics covered included retail disruption with ecommerce technology; social media and trends fueling the future of the business of fashion.

Fashion is ART! Fashion Show in Tacoma, WA

On April 30th we participated in Fashion is ART! In Tacoma, Washington with garments from both our ready-to-wear collection and new couture designs.

Unlike a traditional runway show, Fashion is ART! elevated fashion to the level fo fine art, with an on-site studio photography session and live drawing and painting of the models. The photographs and live art sessions were open for audience members to observe, giving a glimpse into the process of documenting and capturing fashion.

Future Fashion Inspiration: Illuminated Topaz Dress

To celebrate the unveiling of the world’s largest cut Topaz at the Natural History Museum in London, designers Moritz Waldemeyer and Deborah Milner created a bodysuit using blue topaz stones and LED lighting.

Oscars French Embassy Appearance

For the Oscars, Annabelle Azade, TV Presenter for I24News, appeared at the Consul General Of France Hosts Post-Oscar Luncheon at The Residence Of the Consul General Of France wearing the Lumen Couture Lumiere Atelier Sequin Collection gown.

Founder Klukas Presents at Ryerson University in Toronto

Lumen Couture founder Chelsea Klukas spoke to students, faculty, and guests of Toronto’s Ryerson University on the future of fashion. She discussed how her work in startups and large companies has allowed her to challenge the boundaries of fashion and technology.

MakeFashion FashionTech Showcase: Chameleon Cocktail Dress

The Chameleon Cocktail Dress is one of the earliest MakeFashion garments, showcased at the 2013 gala. Despite being nearly 5 years old today, it is still one of the most iconic and showstopping wearable tech garments our organization has showcased.

Bringing Fashion Technology to Mexico

Our MakeFashion Co-Founder Maria Elena Hoover recently visited in Guanajuato Mexico, a beautiful colonial style world heritage city located in the center of Mexico. While there, Lumen Couture participated in a photoshoot outside El Teatro Juárez, and in the streets.

Projection Mapping Showcase: Proforma

Studio Proforma (designers Nicola Buttari and Martino Chiti) developed the dress as an audiovisual installation for fashion label DROMe. The images respond by changing designs and speed based on sounds and music.