Google’s Made with Code initiative has partnered with Zac Posen to inspire girls to try computer science by showing how fashion is made with code. Kicking off the SS16 New York Fashion Week season, Posen will showcase his ZAC Zac Posen Spring-Summer 2016 collection on September 8 and, as the finale look, he will unveil an LED dress coded by girls on the Made with Code site. The technology featured on the LED dress was designed by Maddy Maxey, a 22-year old up-and-coming fashion designer, Made with Code mentor and creative technologist on the collaboration. Last June, Google launched Made with Code, an effort aimed to inspire millions of girls to learn to code, and to help them see coding as a means to pursue their dream careers.
Zac Posen will show his SS16 ZAC Zac Posen collection during New York Fashion Week with a special runway show, to debut the LED Made with Code dress at Industria Superstudio in New York City’s West Village. As part of the program, Google and Posen have invited a group of girls who coded the LED dress via the Made with Code site to attend the NYFW show. All of the girls, plus the show attendees, will be invited to join a reception celebrating the partnership with ZAC Zac Posen, during which each guest will get a chance to try coding.
Zac Posen will celebrate the SS16 ZAC Zac Posen collection with a debut of an LED dress designed by Posen and coded by girls through Google’s Made with Code mission-driven initiative. Expected guests include: Zac Posen, Rumer Willis, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Chiara de Blasio, June Ambrose + Coco Rocha.
Some of our photos here (below) Becky and Jessica from Adafruit attended, they’re postin’ up soon, this is the Ladyada set 🙂
About Made with Code
Made with Code is Google’s initiative to inspire millions of girls to learn to code, and to help them see computer science as a means to pursue their dream careers. Less than 1 percent of U.S. girls express interest in majoring in computer science. By the time girls in middle-school go to college, there will be one million more computer science jobs than computer scientist to fill them. Learn more at www.madewithcode.com.
About Google Inc.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.
About Zac Posen
Zac Posen is a globally recognized, leading designer of women’s fashion, synonymous with a modern American glamour lifestyle. His company, House of Z, established in 2001, currently produces a range of products through his Zac Posen, ZAC Zac Posen and Truly Zac Posen labels including women’s ready-to-wear, bridal, handbags, fine jewelry, hosiery, and eyewear. The collections are found in leading department and specialty stores worldwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harvey Nichols and Barneys. To learn more about Zac Posen, visit us at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialzacposen, Twitter:www.twitter.com/zac_posen, Instagram: www.instagram.com/zac_posen, and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/zacposen