In less than a month the city of Aarhus will, once again, shine a light on its group of talented emerging designers working at the intersection of fashion and technology.
Now in its second year, the weekend-long event schedule for Aarhus Walks on Water aims to open up the world of fashiontech not only to emerging talent and people in the industry, but also to locals and guests in the city. This is why all public-facing events from its programme will be free to attend (check the full schedule below).
The main AWOW happening will be a spectacular open-air fashion tech show next to the city’s waterfront on 13th September 2018. Similar to last year’s event, all AWOW designers will be paired with a brand partner to co-create minimum three fashion tech designs. These can either be completely new garments or existing items from the brand partner, enhanced with technology (read our interview with one of the participating designers in 2017, Yiyu Chen here).
Aarhus City Lab, a playful citizens’ environment space nearby, will host the show, while where locals will have the chance to get up close and personal with the creations and meet the talent behind them all weekend at DOKK1.
Commissioned by the European Capital of Culture, AWOW keeps on promoting a multi-stakeholder collaboration for innovation in fashion tech among emerging creators, industry and academia; and educating the public about the exciting possibilities of fashion and technology.
We are thrilled to join AWOW for a second time in a row! Following our involvement as part of the international industry jury in 2017, INTERLACED joins AWOW 2018 as an official industry partner Our Kristina Dimitrova will deliver a fashion innovation workshop to the designers involved. We will also be reporting live from the event over the weekend, so make sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. See you there!
AWOW 2018 Schedule
13th September at 8:00pm - AWOW fashiontech show (Aarhus City Lab)
14th September at 1:00pm - Fashion innovation masterclass by Kristina Dimitrova (DOKK1, Small Conference Hall)
14th September at 4:30pm - AWOW exhibition opening (DOKK1, Small Conference Hall)
14th September at 6:30pm - Screening of Lorna Trucker’s documentary “WESTWOOD”, AWOW co-presents with Doc Lounge Aarhus (DOKK1, Small Conference Hall)
15th September at 10:00am - 4:00pm - AWOW exhibition (DOKK1, Small Conference Hall)
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