The Fabric of Reality, an immersive virtual fashion show in collaboration with RYOT studios and FIA, is featured in Forbes and quoted a ‘landmark event’ for fashion.
High fashion is rupturing at the seams thanks to the shockwaves of covid-19, the pressures of sustainability and a new era of virtual appetites and innovations are throwing much of the sector’s tired-looking hierarchies and processes into disarray. Just over a month out from the usually sanctified September fashion weeks and mid-way through a mostly scrappy summer of digital substitute events, how to handle the catwalk show (do we still need them? If so, in what formats? And who’s the audience/s now anyway?) Has underscored much of the wrangling. It’s made last week’s immersive ‘fabric of reality’ XR initiative – three interactive ‘rooms’ within an individually navigable virtual museum, experienced simultaneously by 150 people in VR and 100k+ more via live-stream – a potentially landmark event. – Katie Baron, Senior Contributor of Forbes
“What’s often been missing from these types of fashion experiences is that they are largely video-based and still feel very 2d, lacking interaction or presence. Here, you’re totally immersed, it’s a very visceral and powerful method of communicating with an audience.”– Moin Roberts-Islam, Technology Development Manager of FIA