ASU students take part in "wearable technology" fashion show

- Arizona State University students are tackling the question of what our fashion sense might be like in the future.

The twist: they incorporated technology into their designs.

On Wednesday, the students showcased the outfits in a fashion show at the Phoenix Convention Center in Downtown Phoenix.

"It was actually very stressful. We had so many things that we had to do very last minute, but we got it all together," said Cindy Duong, a senior at ASU.

It's called wearable technology.

"Whats really exciting about them is they're based on the student's ideas and concepts of biomimicry and challenges of the world, and things that the garments can do to improve the human condition," said professor Dennita Sewell.

The students got to chose their projects.

"For example, one of the students has created a dress entirely from plastic bags that she reycycles, rather than buying new fabric," said Sewell.

Duong selected the ocean's pollution, and how it's affecting sea life.

"We created the jelly fish," said Duong. "It's called 'Aqua Waves', and our model Ali is going to walk out and she's going to be lit up with lights."

The students had models walk their design down the runway at the Material Research Society convention. The students not only get real world experience working in a professional fashion show, the top three winner also get $500. 

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