Robots to Make Their Mark at Fashion Week – WWD

SYDNEY — Rag & Bone’s robotic received’t be the one AI on New York’s spring 2020 runways.

On Friday night, a couple of hours after Rag & Bone is because of deploy a runway robotic to seize visions of fashions within the model’s Spring 2020 assortment, Hanson Robotics’ humanoid robotic Sophia will make an look at San Francisco-based Mélange Productions’ present at St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Harlem.

Sophia received’t be modeling, per se. “She doesn’t have her legs with her,” joked David Chen, chairman of the AngelVest Fund and director and chief monetary officer at Hanson Robotics. However she’s going to say a couple of a phrases about variety, which is the theme of the Mélange present, he stated.

Sophia is because of be joined on stage by American trend tech entrepreneur Anina “Net” Trepte, founder and chief government officer of the San Francisco- and Beijing-based firm 360Vogue Community. Trepte has produced the present’s finale part that may characteristic a sequence of robotic attire made by trend designers Clare Tattersall, from the New York-based trend tech hub ThunderLily, and Beijing-based Azrael Yang.

Tattersall and Yang are among the many first designers to have created clothes utilizing the 360Fash Tech Robotic Gown Package, one among a lot of a makers’ kits developed by Trepte to allow designers to create sensible merchandise with out the necessity for coding and soldering.

The robotic attire will make a second look within the HiTechModa Runway present on the “National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey” in Occasions Sq. on Sept. 7 and also will be featured in an exhibition over Sept. eight and 9 on the Knotel coworking house in Union Sq., as a part of 360Vogue’s two-day trend tech program within the house.

The 2-day occasion consists of sequence of panel discussions, one among which, on Sept. 9, will characteristic Sophia the Robotic as a visitor speaker.

Whereas Sophia doesn’t even have legs at current, only a rolling base, the arrival of the primary totally articulated humanoid runway fashions might not be too far off, in keeping with Hanson Robotics’ Chen.

“Robotics is becoming much more mainstream in our society,” he stated. “We’ll see more robotic-type apparel and even models I would gesture to say”.


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