The future of fashion is tech. In 2017 Vogue introduced Vogue Code, an annual summit that brings fashion and technology together. From form to function, fashion designers are picking up new tricks from the tech industry faster than ever. 3D printed fabric, sensors built into accessories, lights that move with you: the possibilities are endless.
In 2019, Vector Space and Best Buy are bringing the future of fashion to teen girls in Lynchburg. This six-week class will include lessons in:
- hand sewn details and machine sewn garments
- sewable electronics and conductive thread
- computer programming
- programmable lights and sensors
- working with textiles like leather, fabric, plastic, and more
Each student will curate a look to include one accessory and one garment, to be showcased at the Fashion Show on stage at Lynchburg Mini Maker Faire on March 24th. Designers will receive runway training from Let's Talk Fashion Virginia, and showcase their own designs in the fashion show. Each student will work with hair, makeup, lighting, and music professionals to complete their look for the runway.
Week 1 - Electronics
Week 2 - Accessory design and E-sewing
Week 3 - Programming
Week 4 - Serging and machine sewing
Week 5 - Sewing final garment
Week 6 - Programming final garment
Class begins on January 8th and runs through February 19th.
Sunday, March 24th: Fashion Show at Randolph College
Students are advised not to miss any classes if possible. Students that miss more than two classes will be unable to complete the project.
There is no prior knowledge or experience in sewing, fashion, computers, or coding necessary. Any high school aged female that is excited about this idea and can commit to attending each class is the ideal candidate. Application period closes Nov 26th at 11:59pm. For questions about schedule or expectations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the support of Best Buy, there is no registration fee for this class. There will, however, be strict restrictions on age due to the advanced content of the course.
Apply today to be at the leading edge of fasion + tech in Lynchburg!