Spark After Dark: FashionTech (18+)
Spark After Dark (18+)

Fashion Tech

April 14, 2023 | 6PM - Midnight


April 14, 2023


6:00 PM - Midnight


Admission $26
or included with a Spark Membership


Adults only 18+
Must have valid photo ID

Walk, walk, fashion baby – it's time to work it on the runway with fashion, wearable technology and expression!

Technology can be fashionable, and fashion can be technology – where does it all come together to become Fashion Tech? Discover this unique branch of fashion, as it transcends the user experience of fashion with science, engineering and technology. This Spark After Dark digs deep into the endless possibilities of fashion and technology, and how science fits into fashion.

Fashion-lovers and tech-lovers unite at Spark After Dark on April 14, from 6:00 PM to midnight, for this super chic adults-only night. Turn down for watt – like wires on a circuit board, and watch electricity flow through the science centre for a night of fashion, technology, science and fun – all while enjoying delicious bites, drinks and live music!

What can you expect from an 18+ night at the science centre?

  • The entire science centre is open for adults only! 
  • Watch a high-tech fashion show featuring Dutch designer and engineer Anouk Wipprecht.
  • Learn how to make circuits for wearable accessories with Kathryn Blair, in the Conductive Couture Workshop.
  • Learn in sessions in the Infinity Dome by industry experts like Anouk Wipprecht.
  • Enjoy full-service bars, the nights feature cocktail and themed snacks.  
  • Work up that cardiovascular system dance to the live music from a live DJ!

Spark Memberships for Adults and Students

During Spark After Dark, Spark Members receive all kinds of perks like free parking in the TELUS Spark parking lot (based on availability) and admission to select events, as well as a 10% discount at the Spark Store! Buy a Spark Membership here, and always have exclusive access to science!

  • designer | engineer | educator | public speaker

Anouk Wipprecht

Anouk Wipprecht is a Dutch FashionTech Designer, Engineer, and Innovator living in Miami. She is working in the field of wearable robotics with a focus on behavioural aspects of the interactions of body-based electronic design. She wants her garments to facilitate and augment the interactions we have with ourselves and our surroundings. Her Spider Dress is a perfect example of this aesthetic, where sensors and moveable arms on the dress help to create a more defined boundary of personal space while employing a fierce style.

Partnering with companies such as Intel, AutoDesk, Google, Arduino, Microsoft, Samsung, Adobe, Adidas, Cirque Du Soleil, Audi, Disney, Swarovski, and 3D printing company Shapeways she researches how our future would look as we continue to embed technology into what we wear, and more importantly – how this will change our perspective on how we will interface with technology.


  • Led by Kathryn Blair

Conductive Couture

Get that electrical spark for fashion – literally! In this workshop learn how to transform wearable accessories into wearable technology using circuit-making and soldering techniques.

In this unique experience, participants will:

- Learn how to create an electrical circuit.

- Be introduced to simple electrical components like LEDs and battery holders.

- Get hands-on practice with soldering, in a safe way.

- Turn a simple circuit into a creative fashion statement!

New to soldering or DIY Fashion Tech? No Problem! All skill levels are welcome. Supplies are provided, but participants may bring items from home to enhance the final creation! The workshop will run for 60 minutes, with time after to wrap up the project.

Beginners are welcome!

6:30 – 7:30 PM (Capacity 30 people)

8:30 – 9:30 PM (Capacity 30 people)

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  • Anouk Wipprecht

Where Fashion Meets Technology

Fashion becomes interactive and technology has never before been as close to the skin – what kind of possibilities does this open up? Anouk Wipprecht is a FashionTech designer who works interdisciplinary in search for intelligent systems that interact with the body as the environment of the wearer. Wipprecht uses machine learning and biomimicry coupled to sensors and animatronics. Her designs move, breathe, and react to the world around them. She is interested in new ways we can interface – and builds micro-controlled garments to provoke her generation.

  • Domingo Lumanog

Style vs. Fashion l Tech Edition

Learn the power of expression by identifying the difference between style and fashion. Elevate your look through tech fashion styling.

Graced as Avenue Magazine’s Best Dressed 2019 and 2021, Domingo Lumanog uses fashion as a means to become the creative warrior that he is. Flamboyant all around, his day job allows him to button down in for-business whilst maintaining his creativity in championing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

As part of the LGBTQ+ community, an immigrant, and a self-professed change agent – Domingo's mission is to shift outside-of-the-box experiences as the new “in”.



Fashion Show

Fashion show highlighting local Fashion Tech Designers and our main event/special guest, Dutch designer, Anouk Wipprecht. Local designers pieces to open for Anouk’s designs.



Spark is excited to present Wonderspaces, an awe-inspiring and thought-provoking exhibition of art, tech and science!

Photo credit: Joey Kennedy

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Live DJ

Hit up Spark's atrium for some party music! Spark's atrium is the place to go if you're in the mood to dance along with the beats, bops and bass!


Sacred Defenders of the Universe

The newest digital immersion experience, Sacred Defenders of the Universe is a vibrant floor-to-ceiling journey inside a graphic novel that follows four Indigenous superheroes - Aqueous, Embers, Terra and Aireus - as they seek to bring back the balance on Earth between humility and respect for the land, and the excessive destruction of human ego.

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Roaming Science Experiments

Get a front row to some wild and wacky science experiments that will be roaming the building! See explosions, fire, mad science and Flint the Robo-Dog.


Drinks, Cocktails and Mocktails

Nothing pairs better with a night of FashionTech than hand-crafted cocktails and mocktails that are the perfect fit.

Astronaut Ice Cream Café

9 planetary flavours that are out of CONE-trol! Blast through the solar system with science-inspired ice cream cones, as you explore the treats at Astronaut Ice Cream. Serving Monogram coffee too!

Spark Eatery

Spark Eatery celebrates home cooking with a global twist, and a dash of science! Located on the second floor, pizza imported from Italy, snacks, grab-and-go and more!

For a seamless experience, download the Showpass App and order your drinks and food on April 14.


Spark After Dark: FashionTech

Calling the fashion-lovers and tech-lovers for this super chic adults-only night, only at TELUS Spark Science Centre!

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