"Woman Meets Machine - Academy student's innovative designs are honored at Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute event"
The Academy of Art University
"When School of Fashion BFA student Alyssa Watson heard about the 2016 Met Student Design Competition, she knew the challenge was meant for her to win. Watson had been exploring using 3D printing and fiber optics in her designs, and used cutting-edge technology to construct a garment which won the top prize. Her achievement not only validated her decision to study at Academy of Art University, but her decision to pursue a career in fashion."
"The Metropolitan Museum’s “Manus x Machina – Fashion in an Age of Technology’’ exhibition has been the blockbuster hit of the season. Sponsored by the Met’s Costume Institute, and curated by Andrew Bolton, it has demonstrated the rare ability to unite the two diverse fields of fashion and tech in a way that does justice to both."