Fashion Tech Trends: Augmented and Virtual Reality

The Latest Fashion Trend? Augmented and Virtual Reality From Facebook’s release of the consumer version of their Oculus Rift headsets, to Pokémon Go’s record-breaking downloads, there’s no doubt augmented and virtual reality has the potential to revolutionize a multitude of industries—the fashion world included. As we discussed in a previous post, the combination of fashion and technology can be delightfully en vogue. Let’s take a look at some of the ways fashion designers and brands are entering the AR/VR space: Bring the Dressing Room to You Picture this. You fight to find a parking spot at the mall, and then…

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Future POS Technology: Seamlessly Integrated and Powerfully Personal

Artificial intelligence, increased security and seamless integration in near-future POS technology promise to enhance customer relationships and retailer selling opportunities. Point of Sale (POS) technology has come a long way from “Ritty’s Incorruptible Cashier” in 1883, with its iconic bell signaling the opening of the cash drawer. Now, it is commonplace to pay for a haircut through a reader attached to the stylist’s smartphone. Restaurant patrons also routinely benefit from the convenience and security of tableside payment. Coming soon, exciting POS technology with artificial intelligence, increased security, improved inventory management and seamless integration, promises to shorten checkout lines, deepen customer…

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Find Your Style with Fashion VR

The future of fashion as imagined by Fashion VR technology experts Last year’s London Fashion Week highlighted the exciting technology of fashion VR/AR (virtual reality/augmented reality). Guests at the Martine Jarlgaard show experienced a catwalk reimagined with mixed reality. Wearing Microsoft HoloLens headsets, they watched Jarlgaard’s 2017 collection come to life in holograms, then walked among the designs to explore them from all angles. Jarlgaard and other designers envision a future that encourages curiosity and fully immerses the consumer in the fashion experience. We talked with experts in the fashion VR technology industry to get their take on additional ways…

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Smart, Elegant and Innovative: The Future of Fashion IT

From 3D-printed animal skull jewelry to virtual try-ons to business intelligence designed to revolutionize the shopping experience, the combined future of fashion and information technology promises an exciting world for consumers and retailers alike. Today’s shoppers live with the world literally at their fingertips, a world that changes at internet speed. Not only does the retail fashion industry need technology to attract and retain customers, but successful retailers anticipate the future and harness cutting-edge technologies to their advantage. We asked experts in the industry what they would like to see on the future fashion IT horizon. Imagination in 3D printables…

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