Lamontagne is director of the Fashiontech Festival, which will be held from May 26 to 28.
The Fashiontech Festival, as its website describes, “is an international event bringing together fashion designers, engineers, start-ups, and major IT companies invested in developing the future of design for smart clothing and accessories.”
“Fashiontech has a focus on garments that would be fashionable and connected with the fashion community, rather than garments for health, security or wellbeing,” Lamontagne says. “It’s integration of technology into clothes that we’d wear every day.”
What to expect of the event
The first day of the festival, held at Montreal’s McCord Museum, will host a conference with talks delivered by some 30 local experts.
Concordia’s resident wearable technology authority, Joanna Berzowska, associate dean of Research in the Faculty of Fine Arts, will be the keynote speaker. Berzowska is founder and research director of XS Labs, a design research studio focusing on electronic textiles and reactive garments.