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Wearable phones built into shoes, handbags, and gloves

Being seen with the latest mobile phone has become as important to fashionistas as the latest designer labels.

Now designer Sean Miles has found a way to bring the two together.

For his Christmas collection, the 42-year-old ‘upcycled’ old handsets and incorporated them into Christian Louboutin heels, Miu Miu gloves and an Alexander McQueen clutch bag.

The gloves, worth £1,000, have a microphone built into the little finger and an earpiece in the thumb and his £2,500 ‘Walkie Talkie’ shoes have a phone in the sole.

Operator O2, which estimates there are 70million unused mobile handsets nationwide, provided the phones for the collection.

‘Fashion and technology can go hand in hand and I hope my creations for this innovative project will get people to notice what can be done with old phones,’ Mr Miles, from Windsor, Berkshire said.

‘If we can combine the best of fashion while also recycling gadgets we can be trendsetters in more than one way.’



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