‘Wear It’ is a very cool Berlin-based festival focusing on wearables. They’ve just announced their September event, featuring three full days devoted to wearable tech. CEO and founder of Wear It Berlin, Thomas Gnahm, gave us the details.
Describe the Wear It Network.
Wear It is a growing community pushing the limits of wearable technology by connecting creators and industries. Through collaborative research and development, and skills and knowledge transfer, Wear It is driving innovation regarding practical development and creative use of wearable technologies. We are recognised as a national and international resource for creative solutions in fashion, media and technological industries.
What inspired you to create Wear It?
I founded the LED bicycling gang Trafo Pop which is a lot of fun. In Trafo Pop we build our own LED gang jackets and ride at night time through Berlin, with London coming soon. [Editor’s note: A creative gang–love it!] We wanted more geeks, more designers and even more inspiration, so we founded Wear It. Wear It was the perfect way to bring together all these people.
Tell us about the Wear It Festival.
The Wear It Festival establishes an international forum for the dissemination of novel high-tech on the interplay between fashion, interaction design and wearable technology. The Wear It Festival event will be attended by industry, academia, design, and art experts while featuring keynote speakers, product presentations, exhibitions, performances, workshops and a pop up store. The Wear It Festival combines a relaxed atmosphere and enthusiasm with professionalism.
Our three main topics are: Fashion and Lifestyle; Fitness and Health; and IOT and Connected Life.
When and where is the event being held?
Wear It Festival 2015 will take place from September 23rd through 25th, starting with a day of workshops and vernissage. [Editor’s note: vernissage is an art show preview.] This will be followed by two days of symposium and exhibitions. On the last evening we will have a party with performances and artists. The entire Wear It Festival will be taking place at a industrial building in Berlin. We have three floors and a garden with trees, it’s really wonderful!
Where do people register or purchase tickets for the Wear It Festival?
Check out the Wear It Festival website to find out more about this cool event! We can’t wait to hear more about it.
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