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Two of Indy's most vibrant groups of doers and makers - Verge and Pattern - are coming together on August 29th to celebrate design, technology and fashion. 
Fashion and technology have a lot to learn from each other. And we can accomplish a lot together. We're super excited about the intersection of these two communities with design as a unifying force.
Special guest Maddy Maxey is a pioneer in technology and fashion, and she is working with her colleague and fellow guest, Mari Kussman, on CRATED--a project that, like this event, brings technology and fashion together. Learn from their combined experiences and meet indy's brightest geeks and models at The Harrison Center for the Arts, where you'll also be able to check out Pattern's Bindery pop-up coworking space.
Verge and Pattern are thrilled to partner for this event that unites technology and fashion entrepreneurs and desigers. Join the action!


      • Maddy Maxey
      • Fashion designer, Tech Entrepreneur, Thiel Fellow, Co-Founder at Crated
      • Madison Maxey learned to sew at 8 years old and has been been working in the fashion industry since age 15 with companies like Tommy Hilfiger, Nylon Magazine, and Peter Som. After living abroad in France for a year at age 16 and running a popular fashion blog that received invitations to Paris Haute Couture and Mercedez Benz Berlin fashion weeks, she returned to the states. Her senior year of high school, Maddy won a CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship for college and interned in California and New York. Maddy attended Parsons, the New School for Design for 4 months before taking a leave of absence to start her own clothing company. Madison Maxey Blazers led to a successful Kickstarter campaign, acknowledgement from industry leaders, and a love for entrepreneurship and tech. Since then, Maddy has learned HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby and Ruby on Rails and has worked for companies like Enstitute and General Assembly. She is now a Thiel Fellow for the class of 2013. Featured in New York Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Her Campus, and many other press outlets, Maddy has been named a “Female Founder to Watch" by Women 2.0. 

      • Mari Kussman
      • Technology-minded Fashion Designer, Co-Founder at Crated
      • Mari is an enthusiastic futurist, fashion designer and aspiring polymath.  She began her education by creating an exchange program between FIT and Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo. As the first American to ever study at Bunka, she learned Haute Couture tailoring and patternmaking under the advisement of Japanese artisans. Fascinated by full sensory experience, Marispent her early career formulating custom fragrances as an assistant perfumer. She went on to design cut and sew at Helmut Lang before becoming the Designer at Kimberly Ovitz. She is currently Co-founder at CRATED, a fashion and technology lab looking to revolutionize garment manufacturing alongside her awesome business partner, Maddy Maxey.

VERGE + PATTERN August Meetup

6:00PM Doors open
7:00PM - 7:05PM Kickoff & Matt Hunckler on Product Design
7:05PM - 7:20PM Maddy Maxey
7:20PM - 7:30PM Mari Kussman
7:30PM - 7:50PM Fireside Chat Panel on Fashion, Technology & Design
9:00PM Doors close
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$15.00 Ended: Aug 29, 2013 11:59pm EDT