CHROMAT Projects NYFW into Your Home with VR & 3D Scanning

Last year, we covered exciting work by tech-fashion studio CHROMAT, which featured some really cutting edge and great looking designs. The looks from that night not only featured 3D printing, but responsive apparel that relied on Intel technology. And all of the looks were captured as 3D scans by Intel RealSense and published to Sketchfab.  For CHROMAT’s Fall/Winter ’16 show, the runway show had its own 21st century appeal, this time because the looks were not just captured using the all new version of RealSense from Intel, but also because the show was live-streamed in VR.

Chromat Fashion Show, Ready To Wear Collection Fall Winter 2016 in New York, via Now Fashion.
Chromat Fashion Show, Ready To Wear Collection Fall Winter 2016 in New York, via NOWFASHION.

CHROMAT’s FW 2016 LUMINA collection combines an exploration of light and color theory, through the work of conceptual artists Robert Irwin and Dan Flavin, with electroluminescence, as seen in nature. The apparel has just walked the runway and virtual attendees were able to experience the show in VR. In case you missed that show, here’s a really fast .gif of all of the biologically-inspired athletic wear that lit up the catwalk.


But, if you want to see it in greater detail and in 3D VR, you can check out the whole collection as a series of 3D scans on Sketchfab. These scans were performed using the newest version of Intel’s RealSense 3D camera, embedded into an HP Spectre x2 2-in1, powered by the 6th generation Intel Core m3 processor.  The scans were performed using the ItSeez3D app, which is capable of performing some really great 3D scans, and sent to Sketchfab, whose API integrates both with ItSeez and the Intel RealSense SDK.

CHROMAT is ahead of the game when it comes to fashion and technology. In the future clothing will be accessed with 3D technology, like 3D scanning and virtual reality.  Catalogs will likely be visible through a VR or AR headset, after it has already been designed in 3D or 3D scanned on the model.  On top of that, it will be tailored to the bodies of wearers through personal 3D scanners, as well. By detecting this trend early on, CHROMAT may be the first fashion house of the 21st Century.  Whether they can bring the same style and class as the fashion houses of the 20th Century is yours to decide.