2014 DESIGNERS

CES LAS VEGAS

Angela Dale

Designer

Angela Dale has been designing and fabricating costumes and props for over 25
years. She began her career in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and has worked across Canada
in theatre, film, dance and opera creating a wide variety of the weird and wonderful
for the famous and not so famous. She holds an MFA in Set & Costume Design from
the University of Calgary, a BFA in Fine Arts from NSCAD University and a Certificate
of Costume Studies from Dalhousie University. Angela currently lives in the foothills
outside of Calgary, Alberta and works as a freelance designer and costuming
instructor. In her free time she pursues her interests in surface design, sculpting with
textiles, wearable technology, photography and gardening.

Laura Dempsey

Designer

Laura Dempsey is a Canadian designer with a background in architecture, dance,
wearable art and most recently, wearable technology. She is fascinated by wearable
tech’s potential to create layers of poetic meaning through the use of sensors, light and
performance. Laura’s work weaves together old traditions with new technology, and
is inspired by the movement and beauty of dance – in all its forms and incarnations.
She is currently completing a Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation
at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada.

Asher Levine

Designer

Asher Levine is a New-York based designer who specializes in progressive fashion
and specialty performance costumes. Levine launched his eponymous label after
graduating from business school. His work has been featured in Rolling Stone,
CNN, MTV, The New York Times amongst other major media publications. He is
the go-to designer for leading Billboard musicians and theatrical productions where
he combines an iconic perspective with pioneering fabrication methods. Levine’s
downtown Tribeca Studio houses both fashion and sculpture divisions where he
and his team merge blockbuster-quality molding processes with classic tailoring,
weaving an exclusive edge, details, and wonder into his designs.

Valérie Lamontagne

Designer

In 2010 artist-designer Valérie Lamontagne founded 3lectromode in Montreal, Canada. The company is a spin off based on her PhD dissertation research “Performative Wearables: Bodies, Materialities and Laboratory Cultures” as well as teaching in the Department of Design & Computation Arts at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Valérie has been active in wearables research and event/exhibition organization, including “TechnoSensual” at the
MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria (2012); “Clothing without Cloth” Test_
Lab at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2011);
”Electromode” at the Vancouver Olympics, Vancouver, Canada (2010); and
“Sartorial Flux” at Columbia College, Chicago, USA (2006)

Billie Whitehouse

Designer

Billie Whitehouse is the designer and inventor of FUNDAWEAR. Fundawear was
the catalyst to Billie founding the company WE:EX `{`Wearable Experiments`}`. As
director and designer Billie is invigorating the fashion industry and transforming
it into a business focused on improving the quality of our lives. Billie was brought
up in the design industry, working from the early age of 16 at Australia’s leading
tertiary design school, Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia. Billie has
been recognized for her work on FUNDAWEAR, with the campaign receiving
a Silver Lion at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Billie is an
aesthetic specialist with a naturally inquisitive nature towards technology and
innovation. As a garment engineer she strongly believes people should not
have to look like the technology that they have grown to love and depend on
Amy Konstanze Mercedes Rainbow Winters

Amy Konstanze Mercedes
Rainbow Winters

Designer

Amy Konstanze Mercedes Rainbow Winters is a new media artist and fashion designer whose work lies at the intersection of fashion, visual arts, music, film, dance and theatre. The British/Swiss artist graduated from Central Saint Martin’s in 2006 with a BA in Theatre Design. Her first ready-to wear collection launched in September 2010 for London Fashion Week, a capsule collection of wearable printed garments which change color on reaction to sunlight and water. She has won numerous awards and grants for her work and has been recognized by the likes of Channel 4, HSBC, Science Museum London , Science Gallery Dublin, TSB and the CSM Innovation Centre.

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