Cornell designers fuse style and technology for fashion runway show

WHAT:         32nd Annual Cornell Fashion Collective Runway Show

WHEN:         Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m.

WHERE:      Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca

MEDIA:         The show is open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-254-4799 or


ITHACA, N.Y. – More than 100 student models will walk the runway while wearing the original creations of 34 student designers for an expected 2,000 students, faculty, alumni and fashion fans at the 32nd Annual Cornell Fashion Collective (CFC) Runway Show.

When the lights go down at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, in Barton Hall, it’s a chance for CFC designers to shine – from first-year students presenting a single look to seniors who construct a full line, hoping their creations will propel them into the fashion world after graduation.

In keeping with recent tradition, futuristic smart garments will also take to the runway. The multidisciplinary Cornell Wearable Tech team and doctoral students in the fields of fiber science and physics are planning an interactive gaming collection that explores real and virtual identities.

Integrating wifi modules, LED lights and electroluminescent tape, the clothing strobes in response to spells and attacks waged between the good and evil characters in the story. “It is almost like laser tag, but with garments and new weapons,” says fiber science student, Eric Beaudette.

The show is open to the public. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and a livestream will air on CornellCast. Visit for more information.




Daryl Lovell
Office: 607-254-4799
Mobile: 607-592-3925



Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.