Tell Your Story Through Fashion Tech

10-30 min

Novice

Ages 8+

What Will You Learn?

Everyone has a story to tell and everyone wears clothing that tells part of that story. Since people first started wearing clothes, there has been meaning attached to what was put on. From colors designated only for nobility to stripes for prisoners to team uniforms, fashion has been a way to bring people together and to set them apart, to make a statement or as a means of self-expression.

About This Adventure

Today, fashion designers are not limited to fabrics in their designs. Technology has become part of our story and is much more accessible. Young designers can use tech such as lights, sensors, and microcontrollers to tell their stories.

In this course, you will experience and experiment as we go through the MakeFashion Edu process to support campers as they:

  • learn – about the elements of fashion and circuits

  • design – a story and the wearable

  • construct – a fashion tech piece using recyclable materials and lights

  • exhibit – be seen! Our favorite medium is the runway.

You will be able to support your designers as they find their voices and tell their own stories through fashion pieces they create and share.

Runway Examples

Watch the video to see highlights from a MakeFashion Edu Runway Event. What stories are being told by these young designers?

Tell Your Story through Fashion Tech

Tell Your Story Through Fashion Tech

10-30 min

Novice

Ages 8+

What Will You Learn?

Everyone has a story to tell and everyone wears clothing that tells part of that story. Since people first started wearing clothes, there has been meaning attached to what was put on. From colors designated only for nobility to stripes for prisoners to team uniforms, fashion has been a way to bring people together and to set them apart, to make a statement or as a means of self-expression.

About This Adventure

Today, fashion designers are not limited to fabrics in their designs. Technology has become part of our story and is much more accessible. Young designers can use tech such as lights, sensors, and microcontrollers to tell their stories.

In this course, you will experience and experiment as we go through the MakeFashion Edu process to support campers as they:

  • learn – about the elements of fashion and circuits

  • design – a story and the wearable

  • construct – a fashion tech piece using recyclable materials and lights

  • exhibit – be seen! Our favorite medium is the runway.

You will be able to support your designers as they find their voices and tell their own stories through fashion pieces they create and share.

Runway Examples

Watch the video to see highlights from a MakeFashion Edu Runway Event. What stories are being told by these young designers?

Please Note

Your safety is your own responsibility, including proper use of equipment and safety gear, and determining whether you have adequate skill and experience. Power tools, electricity, and other resources used for these projects are dangerous, unless used properly and with adequate precautions, including safety gear and adult supervision. Some illustrative photos do not depict safety precautions or equipment, in order to show the project steps more clearly. Use of the instructions and suggestions found in Maker Camp is at your own risk. Maker Media, Inc., disclaims all responsibility for any resulting damage, injury, or expense.