The Future Of Fashion Retail – How VR and AI are Becoming Staple Aspects of the Fashion Industry

LET THE VIRTUAL SHOPPING GAMES BEGIN!

Over the past several years a disruptive shift has been occurring in the fashion industry and it’s being propelled by rapidly evolving technology.  With Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence exploding, the fashion industry’s methodologies have been getting overturned at every turn.

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Where 3D virtual models have replaced sketch art and 3D virtual walls of shoes are the latest fad in shopping trends, it would seem the future of fashion is here!

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This is a truly revolutionary and epic transformation of an industry! We are poised to witness some very disruptive changes and it’s all happening now. Some major key players have already adopted some of these fancy new technologies that are looking to end the struggle of sizing and fit when it comes to shopping online.

One such pioneer is MTailor. This amazing company has put on their serious thinking caps and gone ahead to create what many computer scientists thought impossible – a way to use a mobile device’s camera to make 3D measurements. Now I don’t know about you but this in itself is an amazing, jaw-dropping accomplishment all on its own. These geniuses in their own right actually wrote an algorithm that can deduce what an object’s dimensions are using your mobile phone!

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Using just your mobile phone’s camera, MTailor purports to be able to measure you 20% better than a real life tailor.  This apparently was even tested using an actual tailor. Using this they then cater their own custom, tailor made professional wear for men.  With plans to expand their brand, I’m excited to see what they make of it!

Next up in the future of fashion we have Metail, a fast growing startup that is taking things in a different direction by creating Me-Models of people to visually represent someone’s approximate size.  This clever company’s approach is centred more around visual cues while working diligently to provide accurate sizing recommendations.  Below is an image with a nice excerpt from a prominent fashion blog. So instead of regurgitating, I’ll just let you read the highlight below…

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Now as cool as all this is, it’s only just scratching the surface. And honestly I could write about it for hours and pages. But instead of doing that, I’ll catch you up quickly with a few more cool progressions of what is rising in the future of fashion.  And don’t forget to click the links above to further your exploration of this fascinating development!

Ever been to a shopping mall? How about a virtual one?

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And sure, it’s really cool! It looks kinda like a video game but it’s not guns you’re shooting and points you’re collecting but dollars you’re spending and clothes you’re collecting. Imagine travelling through a mall like this and getting your shopping done while you’re in line somewhere else, or just hanging out with your friends, or at a free moment at work, or any other place you find yourself when you’re too busy to get to a mall.  And sure, the mall above looks pretty cool, but how about this one?…

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No, that’s not a real mall… That’s a 3D virtual creation! Yeah, I know… It’s nothing short of astonishing!  I did say the future of fashion is here, did I not? How would you like to roam through this online virtual space instead of the endless pages of grids of pictures we use today? I know I’d prefer this mall, hands down!

So with all this cool and exciting stuff going on, who has time for shopping?! 😉

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