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

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MakeFashion Runway Debut for Ready-to-Wear Collection

This September our Ready-to-Wear line made its debut on the runway at MakeFashion’s 2018 runway show at Beakernight. We showcased three sequin dresses from our sequin line, and our white lace dress.

The sequin dresses are now available for pre-order to ship in time for holiday events. All dresses are also available for rental.

Fashion Tech Week NY Keynote and Wearable Tech Showcase

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.

Luma Projection Arts Festival in Binghamton

LUMA is a projection festival held annually in Upstate New York that celebrates the intersection of art and technology. Founded in 2015, the three-person team expected a crowd of 3,000: and 30,000 came. Since then the festival has grown, with the mission dedicated to the art of storytelling through projection mapping.

FashionTech & Aerial Performance at Long Exposure Festival in Ontario

The Long Exposure Festival is a family friendly experience of light, performance, and interactive art in Flemingdon park. The event featured performers and installations focused on light.

Lumen Couture at Seattle Mini Maker Faire

On August 18 2018, we showcased our future-fashion clothing at the Seattle Mini MakerFaire. Our exhibition showcased work from the Lumen Couture ready-to-wear line, and runway garments from MakeFashion. We hosted a Q&A with the audience discussing our process of prototyping and the tools and techniques used in our garments.

Founder Chelsea Klukas interviewed on Electric Runway

We were recently featured on Electric Runway’s podcast, discussing the future of fashion and experiences as a product design manager at startups and big companies including Facebook and Amazon.

Future Fashion Inspiration: Fiber Optic Shoes

Italian-born fashion designer Francesca Castagnacci latest collection includes shoes and headpieces that feature fiber optic fibers. Based in Tuscany and working between Florence and Prato and a graduate of the accessory design course at the Polimoda Institute, her work looks to the future, but keeps an eye on past traditions.

MakeFashion FashionTech Showcase: Tech Tie

The tech tie team is based in Calgary, Alberta. Shannon Hoover is the chief technologist and Co-Founder of MakeFashion. Jeff de Boer is a Calgary-based multi-media artist with an international reputation for producing some of the world’s most original and well-crafted works of art. Grant McKee is an electronic engineering technologist.

Dark Power LED Skirt with MakeFashion in Calgary

In April 20 2018, the Dark Power skirt travelled to Calgary Canada with MakeFashion. Motionball is a Canadian national not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to introduce the next generation of donors, volunteers and sponsors to the Special Olympics movement through integrated social and sporting events.

The Dark Power skirt incorporates LEDs to glow and feature an array of colours and patterns. It is available for rental or purchase.