Electric Runway is an event merging fashion and tech–on the runway, of course. It takes place in Toronto this week. We spoke with the event curator Amanda Rebecca Cosco to give us the details on what looks to be a fantastic evening.
Tell us about Electric Runway.
Electric Runway is an exploration of the intersection of fashion and technology. We’re celebrating our official launch at the Maker Festival kickoff party the evening of July 23rd in Toronto.
What is Maker Festival?
Maker Festival is a celebration and cultivation of Toronto’s maker spirit. The Festival aims to unlock the inner maker in everyone by nudging participants towards experimenting, hacking, building, and playing with the physical and digital worlds.
Six weeks ago, the folks who organize the Toronto Maker Festival asked me to curate a wearable technology runway show. I pushed to make it a “fashion tech” runway show instead to broaden our horizons and loop in the fashion community.
Tell us about your official launch and runway show.
In this fashion-first showcase, I’ll introduce audiences to some of the fascinating companies, designers, and products I’ve come across as a fashion X tech journalist (think LED dresses, 3D-printed jewelry, and costumes for cyborgs—and that’s just a good start!).
I’ve sourced concepts and clothing from Toronto and beyond, with products and garments traveling all the way from Montreal, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ohio, and Sydney, Australia, to be part of the show.
Some of the outfits are conceptual and experimental (Monarch from the Social Body Lab, or the S.A.R.A. dresses from Benitez Vogl) while others are viable consumer products available on the market today (Muse, eSight).
When and where is the event being held?
Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Time: Doors @ 6:30, Show @8:30
Location: 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto.
Head on over to the event website to purchase tickets for this awesome event.
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