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.
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.