A Harvard fashion show draws attention to water pollution

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 14:32 in Physics & Chemistry

The fashions coming down the runway, glimmering under the stage lights, were as bejeweled and bright as any on a Paris runway. But the tube top was made from crushed soda cans, the chainmail miniskirt entirely of soda can pull tabs, and the decorations on a trash-bag dress were made from single-use coffee pods and red plastic cups. Each model paused to strike a pose, allowing audience members time to hold up their smartphones and view augmented reality art: an octopus superimposed over one outfit, vines that appeared to be growing from another. Audience members used smartphones to view augmented reality art. The event, titled the “Marine Debris Fashion Show,” was a design competition featuring outfits made from trash commonly found in oceans. Hosted by the Reimagining Experiential Education and Fabrication (REEF) Makerspace and the Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship, the show was a highlight of 2023 Arts First...

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