The MakeFashion Runway

In 2012, designer Chelsea Klukas co-founded MakeFashion in her hometown of Calgary, Canada. Since then, MakeFashion has grown into an internationally acclaimed organization producing over 100 wearable tech garments on runways across the globe.

MakeFashion’s runway garments focus on conceptual “prototypes” of innovative fashion, pushing the boundaries of creativity and technological capabilities. The events incorporate storytelling, music, and performance.

Erina Kashihara on the MakeFashion runway at Xiamen.

Erina Kashihara on the MakeFashion runway at Xiamen.

The annual MakeFashion runway gala in Calgary, Alberta is their largest annual event, pairing fashion designers and artists with engineers and tech enthusiasts. The combination of skills and ideas creates stunning results and groundbreaking fusions of light, fashion and performance.

In addition to the runway series, MakeFashion produces series of thought leadership symposiums, public-access workshops, innovative theater and performance, and molecular gastronomy and cocktail events.

The Lumière Atelier collection takes the learnings from MakeFashion including garment durability, washability and hygiene, and safety, and bring them to fashion-forward “streetwear” consumer designs.

Dress by Maria Orduz Pinto, photographed by Kelly Hofer.

Virtually Vogue dress, photographed by Kelly Hofer.