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
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.
Our mentors and members of the Advisory Board
Marina Toetersteacher, coach and researcher
Marina Toeters operates on the cutting edge of technology and fashion design.Read More
Antonio CiuttoFashion Designer, Professor
Former architect, fashion designer, print designer, illustrator, writer and artist collaborator.Read More
Oscar TomicoEindhoven University of Technology
Dr. Oscar Tomico is Assistant Professor of the Designing Quality in Interaction Research GroupRead More
Jussi MikkonenAalto university, school of art, design and architecture
Researching and teaching personal electronics, eTextiles and wearables.Read More
Christoph Unbescheidtindustrial designer
Christoph Unbescheidt ist ein kreativer Produktdesigner mit Fokus auf nachhaltige ProduktentwicklungRead More
Doris FischerEducation Program Manager, Autodesk
28 years experience in CAD, including engineering design, training, consulting;Read More
Susan SpencerProduct Manager at Valentina open source patternmaking software
Former network security analyst turned patternmaker.Read More
Tobias WieschnowskySenior Developer at SAP Innovation Center Potsdam
Software development & architecture topics in the real estate contextRead More
Norma BarrCreative 3D printing expert at DimensionAlley
Co-founder of Berlin’s first 3D printing café.Read More
Anastasia ZagorniInnovation manager Fraunhofer FEP
Explore the potential of OLED for wearables with us.Read More
Karina WirthTextile Designer
Masterstudent at weissensee for textildesign. Helping hand for textile machines at Fab Lab BerlinRead More
Anglas RodriguezInterdisciplinary product designer
Enthusiastic about making design an ally of diverse and unexpected fields and to think differently.Read More
Susanne ZmudzinskiZwischenmeisterei / Produktion HAKA&DOB Produktion
Wir sind eine klassische Zwischenmeisterei für PrototypanfertigungenRead More
Laszlo SztanaIndustrial Designer specialised in Human Centered Design and Digital Fabrication
Industrial Designer at Makea IndustriesRead More
Volker Lutztextile researcher at Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen
I’m focussing on textile production technologies like textile joining and printing.Read More
Mareike GiebelerPolitical Communication, Digitalisation Manager
As a textile engineer, I found my way to the Confederation of the Textile and Fashion Industry.Read More
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
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
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
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
Sunday May 1
10:00 Autonomous work
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
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!
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.
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.