February 20, 2008 6:26 pm
I know. This is not a fashion blog. Yet three things I could not ‘not mention‘:
- There is a real life ‘Virtual Fashion’ summit upcoming for June 2008: The Virtual Fashion Summit is a real-life event meant to bring together virtual fashion designers, texture artists, prim sculptors, committed virtual fashion watchers and shoppers for a weekend in June 2008. Read more at virtualfashionsummit.com. Why does that have to be on the other side of the ocean again? :( And anybody submitting papers? Or will mention the primskirtbuilder?
- At 11.30 AM SLT on the 25th of February 2008, the Ewing Fashion Agency and the Amsterdam-based real-world talent managers, The Artist Advice will hold a simultaneous real-world and Second Life fashion show called First Fusion. The show in Amsterdam will be held at the uber fashionable De Balie on the world-famous Leidseplein, where as the Second Life event will take place on the sim of the event’s premiere sponsor, First Meta. SL designers participating: Nicky Ree, Aphrodite Outlander , Sysy Chapman and EFA Design Awards finalist, Indira Bekkers. I’m a bit sceptical about the sponsor - First Meta, an SL credit card company - but besides that, lovely initiative, and I can’t wait to see footage. I wonder if the SL show will be streamed in-world and vice versa.
- Bernadette Duponchel was recently at the National Retail Federation conference with the rest of her team, presenting IBM’s take on virtual worlds for the fashion design industry. This is the second consecutive year IBM has demonstrated the use of virtual worlds at the NRF. The brief demo highlights the benefits of real-time collaborative design, short feedback loops when tweaking materials and costs, and even pre-selling the item before it is physically manufactured. Read more at Eightbar.