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We are accepting submission for 2015 FashioNXT Wearable Technology Fashion Competition here>>

Please submit your company information here, and we will send you the designer entry form for the competition.

Please see below the competition details from 2014, as we are preparing to release the details of the 2015 competition here soon.

  2014  FashioNXT Wearable Technology Fashion Competition

Welcome to the 2014 FashioNXT Wearable Technology Fashion Competition for the most fashionable wearable technology design concept, presented by Digital Trends.

From the overwhelming number of submissions our esteemed judging panel selected the top three finalists, and seeking audience participation to help select the winner to receive the prize package. 

Vote for your favorite design from the Top Three Competition Finalists!


By James Kernan  
The Killers Suit
By Dillon Chen 
The 314
By Theodora Koullias
A stylish bracelet designed for both men and women that charges smartphones and other electonics. 
A light emitting performance suit constructed of flexible OLEDs that translate live sound inot light and color using an Arduino micro controller.  A luxury handbag with LED ambient lighting and a seamlessly integrated TSA approved power source for charging smartphones and other electronics

Vote online for the Most Fashionalble Wearable Technology Design.  The winner will be determined on Thursday, October 9 at the FashioNXT Runway Show!

About the Competition   

The purpose of this competition is to inspire innovative thinking to go beyond and above making technology wearable to making it fashionable and most importantly worn. Imagine and design what has not been imagined before. Stretch the imagination on all ideas fashionable with no limits or boundaries. Change the status quo on how the world experiences the use of technology through fashion.

Conceptual designs are encouraged to be fashion forward with use of innovative technology design methodologies and proposed materials. Design concepts do not have to be currently feasible. The technology specifications are not part of the competition criteria. The competition’s sole focus is on the fashion forwardness of the conceptual designs and the designs ability to motivate the audience to desire the product concept. 

The finalists and winner will receive recognition of their talent by having their design concepts showcased at the 2014 FashioNXT runway show and receiving national and international press.  A prize package will be awarded to the winner of the most fashionable wearable technology design concept, details below.   

Judging Panel

  • Jeremy Kaplan - Editor in Chief, Digital Trends
  • Howard Nuk - Head of Industrial Design, Samsung Design America
  • Michelle Lesniak - Fashion designer, winner of Project Runway season 11
  • Seth Aaron - Fashion designer, winner of Project Runway season 7.
  • Eden Dawn - Style Editor, Portland Monthly Magazine
  • Russ Stromberg - Account Director, Synapse
  • Matt Rhoades - Design Lead, Nike
  • Mark Francis - Venture Lead, New Business Initiative, Intel
  • Karim Rashid - Global Design Visionary 
  • Sivakumar Ramamurthy - Managing Director, Intel Capital

Prize Package

How to Participate   

The Wearable Technology Fashion Competition is open to anyone with fashionable ideas – creatives of all types, students, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, technologists, and visionary thinkers. To Participate, submit the following about your design concept online.  

  • 200 Word Description of Functionality
  • Conceptual Drawings / Sketches                            
  • Optional: One Minute Video

Contestants are required to submit their design concept by September 18, 2014. Three finalists will be determined by industry experts and announced on September 29. The finalists will have their designs showcased on the FashioNXT Runway screen on October 9, 2014 in Portland, Oregon at which one contestant will emerge as the winner of the most fashionable wearable technology design concept. All participants must be 16 or older. Finalists have to cover their own travel cost to FashioNXT.

Judging Criteria

  • Fashion Forwardness
  • Innovation and Originality of Design
  • Functionality of Technology Application   

What is Wearable Technology?

Wearable Technologies are devices, clothing and accessories incorporating computer and advanced electronic technologies. The designs often incorporate practical functions and features, but may also have a purely aesthetic agenda.  Current examples in the market or in development include clothing with sensors and accessories like watches, glasses and wristbands.

Intellectual Property

The protection of any intellectual property is the sole responsibility of the Contestant. Submitting a design concept grants FashoiNXT the right to publicly display the submission in part or in whole for the purpose of administering this competition and future FashioNXT promotions.

Media Kit>>   

Competition Sponsors

Digital Trends                           
Oregonian-Oregonlive                                Intel                                   Oregon Entrepreneurs Network                          Lexus Of Portland                                                                               Synapse 


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