To celebrate the launch of spring summer 2015, Westfield partnered with Inition to host Future Fashion – an immersive pop-up experience at Westfield London and Stratford City, which presented a new way of experiencing the season’s trends through technology. A series of digital fashion experiences took visitors on a journey through the season’s most covetable trends: Denim, Floral and Future Modern – through virtual reality and avatars.
Virtual followers of fashion at Westfield.
Using a combination of Virtual Reality headsets with gesture tracking technology – which allows users to see their own hands within the virtual world – were able to interact with virtual characters, fly through the landscape and mix and match the different trends. The technology recognised the user’s shape created a fashion avatar. A digital representation then tracked the visitor across the screen, leaving trails of the season’s trends in the air.
After immersing themselves in the virtual journey of the season’s key trends visitors were then able to digitally curate products that fit these trends and that could be found in retailers within the centre.
Vision launches active Bluetooth ceiling speakers
Vision’s Techaudio range is growing with the launch of new CS-1600P powered ceiling loudspeakers. With built in Bluetooth 4.0 users can connect via their Android, iPhone, Tablet, or Mac laptop. When Bluetooth is activated the loudspeakers automatically switch from the cabled input when a device connects. When the Bluetooth device is disconnected the loudspeakers automatically switch back to the line-level input. A 2 x 30 watt (RMS @ 8 ohms) digital stereo amplifier is integrated into the master loudspeaker. There is one wired input and a line-level output to feed other sets if required. The speakers come with an IR remote control with tone control, and can also be controlled via RS-232. The CS-1600P is available now with an SRP of £278 / EUR 371.