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Holographic model animates Paris lingerie windows, AR to facilitate ‘street shopping’

There’s been a couple of great examples of virtual technologies applied to the fashion industry this past week.

The first is from Empreinte, a French underwear brand that showcased a 3D holographic mannequin in its Paris store from May 23 – 26.

The masked and lingerie-clad model, who only appeared after 9pm when it was dark outside, grabbed attention by moving around in the window of the boutique for passersby to see, before disappearing in a shower of stars.

Take a look at the video below:


The second example is actually just an idea, but I loved the pic that went with it, not to mention the very simple concept of being able to see what items people are wearing by using augmented reality.

How many times do we like the look of someone else’s outfit in the subway and never know where it’s come from? And how long until we can, giving new meaning to the term ‘street shopping’…

By Rachel Arthur

Rachel Arthur is Editor-in-Chief of Current Daily, the leading news source for fashion, retail and innovation, and the co-host of its weekly Innovators podcast. She otherwise serves as Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Current Global, a transformation consultancy driving growth within fashion luxury and retail. By background she is an award-winning business journalist and consultant, contributing to titles including Wired, Forbes and Business of Fashion.

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