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    Bringing together the most forward thinking
    Fashion Designers and Technologists.

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From April 29 until 1st of May 2016 the Fashion Hack Day, the world’s first hackathon on fashion and tech, was taking place at Fab Lab in Berlin with a grand catwalk show at Kühlhaus Berlin!

We are happy to have welcomed 50 high carat participants and mentors from all over the world in order to collaborate, work and create in interdisciplinary teams the latest fashion tech prototypes in 48 hours. The projects were presented in a big final award show with catwalk at Kühlhaus Berlin.

Bringing together what belongs together

Our goal ist to bring together people from the fashion and tech industry, who are pioneering in the field of digital fashion. Read more

Fashion Design

Let´s reinvent fashion! It´s time that fashion catches up with tech and contributes to shape the aesthetics of the digital revolution!

Electronics and Software

Talented Geeks and Hackers out there: Let´s make your ideas and devices not only wearable but also sexy! Fashion Design makes the difference.

Experts from the industries

Participants of Fashion Hack Day will be supported in order to realise their ideas by high- carat mentors, research institutes and companies operating in fashion and tech.

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Our mentors and members of the Advisory Board

Marina Toeters

Marina Toeters

teacher, coach and researcher

Marina Toeters operates on the cutting edge of technology and fashion design.

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Antonio Ciutto

Fashion Designer, Professor

Former architect, fashion designer, print designer, illustrator, writer and artist collaborator.

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Oscar Tomico

Eindhoven University of Technology

Dr. Oscar Tomico is Assistant Professor of the Designing Quality in Interaction Research Group

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Jussi Mikkonen

Aalto university, school of art, design and architecture

Researching and teaching personal electronics, eTextiles and wearables. 

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Imanol Gomez

Creative Technologist

Imanol Gómez is a Spanish creative technologist

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Christoph Unbescheidt

industrial designer

Christoph Unbescheidt ist ein kreativer Produktdesigner mit Fokus auf nachhaltige Produktentwicklung

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Doris Fischer

Education Program Manager, Autodesk

28 years experience in CAD, including engineering design, training, consulting;

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Susan Spencer

Product Manager at Valentina open source patternmaking software

Former network security analyst turned patternmaker.

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Tobias Wieschnowsky

Senior Developer at SAP Innovation Center Potsdam

Software development & architecture topics in the real estate context

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Norma Barr

Creative 3D printing expert at DimensionAlley

Co-founder of Berlin’s first 3D printing café.

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Anastasia Zagorni

Innovation manager Fraunhofer FEP

Explore the potential of OLED for wearables with us.

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Karina Wirth

Textile Designer

Masterstudent at weissensee for textildesign. Helping hand for textile machines at Fab Lab Berlin

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Rose Oger

Events & Consulting Manager

Event coordinator at Fab Lab Berlin

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Anglas Rodriguez

Interdisciplinary product designer

Enthusiastic about making design an ally of diverse and unexpected fields and to think differently.

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Susanne Zmudzinski

Zwischenmeisterei / Produktion HAKA&DOB Produktion

Wir sind eine klassische Zwischenmeisterei für Prototypanfertigungen

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Laszlo Sztana

Industrial Designer specialised in Human Centered Design and Digital Fabrication

Industrial Designer at Makea Industries

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Volker Lutz

textile researcher at Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen

I’m focussing on textile production technologies like textile joining and printing.

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Victoria Pawlik

Fashion & Knitwear Designer - Electronic & Textile Institute Berlin

Studied fashion design at College of Applied Arts Berlin (HTW Berlin)

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Mareike Giebeler

Political Communication, Digitalisation Manager

As a textile engineer, I found my way to the Confederation of the Textile and Fashion Industry.

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Sigrid Streifer

economic advisor creative industries

Dutch Embassy Berlin

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Simon Angel

business developer / collaboration partner

After my artistic (tv) career as a ‘master in fine arts’, I worked as a business consultant to develop people and organizations.

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Friday April 29

  • 17:00 Welcome and motivational speeches

    Our mentors and partners give you a quick overview of what resources we have for your at Fashion Hack Day

  • 18:00 Ideas and projects wrap up

    Idea pitches and a update about the ideas we had so far and shared online.

  • 19:30 Team building

    The participants meet and create teams

  • 20:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Teams start!

    The teams will start working on their ideas. We will find out  who needs which machines  for their project and what workshop the participants would like to take part in.

Saturday April 30

  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Autonomous work
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Software Workshops

    Workshops by SAP, Fusion360, Valentina

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Machines Workshops 1

    Machines Workshops: Lasercutting , 3D printing

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Machines Workshops 2

    Machines Workshops: Knitting Machine

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Hardware Workshop

    Hardware Workshop: What can you do with electronics like Arduino and what sensors to use

  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Meet&Greet by the Confederation of the Textile and Fashion Industry

    Your chance to chat wtih experts from the fashion industry

  • 16:00 Status Update

    We get together to see how the individual projects are doing

  • 18:30 Dinner

Sunday May 1

  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Autonomous work
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Finishing up

    Get your projects done, not starting any prints, prepare your presentations.

  • 17:30 Awards at Kühlhaus

    Public Award show at the pre event of re:publica at Kühlhaus Berlin

  • 19:00 Get together

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Taking place at Fab Lab Berlin!

We are super happy about our Fashion Hack Day venue: Fab Lab Berlin is the best place we can imagine for an event like ours. The provide knowledge, machines and mentors. Check their website and what they offer for you, no matter if you are a company or a maker – it´s worth taking a look!

Direction: Open Innovation Space, Prenzlauer Allee 242, 10405 Berlin

Applications are closed, no more places are available to participate in Fashion Hack Day. Please visit our free and public final show on 1st of May.

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Public Award show on May 1, 17:30 h Station Berlin


Join us and watch live on stage: The final pitches and people behind Fashion Hack Day – Berlin´s first hackathon on fashion and tech. There will be protoypes, people from tech, design, textile and corporates and of course a phantastic audience.
The event is taking place at Kühlhaus Berlin during the pre-event of re:publica TEN.

Our last Hackathon on Smartcities and Wearables was a rousing success, check out the highlights from last year’s event.

This Hackathon was dedicated to apps and wearable devices such as watches.