Woodbury University students' view of future fashion comes wrapped in Hefty trash bags, double-strength plastic and Pampers disposable diapers.
Judi Kaminishi created cocktail dresses out of shimmering, metallic double-strength plastic. Luz de la Riva made a winter coat out of snowy white Pampers. And senior Jeralynthia Banks fashioned a witty white wedding gown from Hefty kitchen bags trimmed in lace and encrusted with beads and pearls.
Twenty fashion-design students presented these looks as well as other more conventional ones at the Downtown Los Angeles university's 22nd annual fashion show, which was held recently at the Pasadena Center Exhibition Building.
Strolling down the runway were everything from swimsuits to luxurious evening gowns. One noteworthy gown looked suitable for dinner at the White House. It was a fitted strapless black velvet fishtail sheath sprinkled with sequins and crystal beads, designed by senior James Deans.