Hacking Couture is an experimental art project that enhances creativity, collaboration and re-defines the way we experience and consume fashion by remixing and recoding. Part research, part education, part immersive experience and brand forecasting, Hacking Couture opens up the possibilities to engage with closed design systems in order to create endless creative possibilities while acquiring tools to be empowered to collaborate and prototype new ideas.
Since 2006, Hacking Couture workshops have enabled hundreds of participants to unleash their creativity by learning about open source design, fashion, and by sharing ideas to develop and customize their clothes regardless of design knowledge.
The workshops, held in New York City, San Francisco, Istanbul, San José (CR) and beyond invite participants ranging from non-designers, fashion designers, and computer engineers.
Hacking Couture has evolved into a teaching methodology used to develop creative design language within the constraints of a commercial brand or client. Academic institutions include the University of Gothenburg, Parsons School of Design, New York University, Pratt Institute, Columbia College and Veritas University as well as organizations like Eyebeam Atelier, Lower East Side Girls Club, and Maker Faire.