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Fashion Innovation Expo

Textile futures: Fashion design and technology


Friday 28 May
9:00am - 4:00pm


Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation. Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington, Te Aro campus,
139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand
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What's it all about?

Welcome to the one-day expo hosted by the Fashion Design programme at Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington. This is the first expo of many to come of this annually held event that brings together researchers, educators, students and innovators engaged in sustainability, science, design and technology. This year's theme is 'Textile futures: Fashion design and technology'. Through speakers, workshops, demos and an interactive exhibition, this event explores technologies that alter the way we make, use, understand and feel about fashion and textiles. We welcome high school students and teachers, university students and staff, industry professionals and the general public to participate in person or via online! 


Costume in Video Games lecture 1h (hybrid)

Fashion Design Lecturer Heli Salomaa introduces the benefits of integrating costume professionals into game character development teams and the methods and tools for translating analogue costume skillset for digital character pipelines.

Clo 3D fashion workshop 2h (physical)

Max. participants: 20

Fashion Design Technology Lecturer Heli Salomaa runs an introduction and tutorial for the cloth simulation software Clo 3D, the digital apparel manufacturing tool known across the fashion, animation, video game and film industry.

(Programme to be expanded)

The event is hosted by The School of Design Innovation at Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington, which is New Zealand’s cutting-edge option for shaping a career in design

Check out also their other events at Techweek that cover topics at the intersection of design and technology for anyone interested in design and tech.


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Hannah Goldblatt

Fashion Design Technology Programme Director, School of Design Innovation, Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington

Hannah Goldblatt is an industrial designer specialising in soft materials. She combines analogue production with digital fabrication technologies for applications in fashion, film, architecture and broader.

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Heli Salomaa

Fashion Design Technology lecturer, School of Design Innovation, Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington

Heli Salomaa is a theatre and performance costume designer specialized in digital costume design. Heli has dressed physical and digital bodies for 35 productions since 2010. She was the lead costume designer at Remedy Entertainment on the award-winning video game "Control".


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