he past season’s Central Saint Martin’s show was a special one: it saw the introduction of 5G technology to make a prominent addition to the fashion show. Usually one to walk down the runway herself, this show saw supermodel Adwoa Aboah sit front row – while watching herself strut her stuff on the catwalk. Pretty cool, right?
‘How’, you might ask? You’re not wrong in furrowing a brow. Using cutting edge video capture technology and Three’s 5G network, Adwoa Aboah’s 4D self was projected onto the catwalk – which is how the supermodel was able to watch the show as well as participate in it.
Graduate designer Paolo Carzana was the lucky upcoming student whose designs Adwoa wore in this world first. The merge of fashion and technology has long been a blend experimented with and explored but this show truly showed the leaps and bounds the two have made together. Jeremy Till, head of Central Saint Martins College, said:“Our students are fascinated by the world of augmented reality and future innovation that is being driven by the benefits of 5G” and that this was this partnership with Three was just the beginning for fashion firsts from the design college.
The 5G immersive experience allowed fashionistas within the audience to view the technological effects first-hand, including spatial audio and haptics. We were certainly impressed and couldn’t keep our eyes off Adwoa – both on and off the catwalk!