In conjunction with New York Fashion Week, Microsoft is teaming up with Bloomingdale’s to bring the intersection of fashion and technology to life for retailers. Bloomingdale’s NYC 59th Street store is featuring the latest technology, including:
The Microsoft Research Printing Dress. It’s a prototype and artistic installation that integrates computer components into a dress made almost entirely of paper and shows us what could be possible when technology becomes wearable.
Swivel is a virtual dressing room from FaceCake that enables you try on clothes without the pain of really trying on clothes using Microsoft’s Kinect sensor. It leverages Kinect’s motion sensing technology to recognize the human form and display it on a TV screen. From there, you simply wave at the TV to choose an outfit, move around to see different angles like you would on screen, and snap a picture of your new look to share with your social networks.
The Wedge Touch Mouse and Wedge Mobile Keyboard offer the ideal balance of form and function. Speaking of design, beginning this week, select Bloomingdale’s stores and Bloomingdales.com will carry the award-winning Arc Touch mouse, which fuses beauty and function.
This is an exciting time for us in the retail space, and there is much more to come. For more information, check out the Official Microsoft Blog and the Next at Microsoft blog to follow this trend.