ThunderLily Fashion Tech offers summer camps where young fashionistas and aspiring engineers fuse creativity with innovation as they explore the exciting world of wearable technology.
Students learn the actual techniques that are needed to be fashion designers and then use their creativity to solve real world dilemmas, working through iterative design cycles from concept to final prototype. In these summer courses, students delve into the four pillars of wearable tech—design, engineering, construction, and sustainability—learning conceptual design and how to refine their ideas. Students gain hands-on experience with pattern-drafting, sewing, and construction; learn how to program Arduinos; and explore the fundamentals of electrical engineering, prototyping, and choosing fabrics.
For their capstone project, students create a unique piece of wearable technology that improves the world around us.