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.