Fashion Research Institute is collaborating with Intel Labs on research which is intended to help bring the benefits of virtual worlds to a broader range of business and consumer applications. FRI is providing creations such as the decadent Saltwater House to Science Sim to mutually explore ways to push the envelope for state of the art virtual worlds in terms of content creation, sharing, and quality. This work is critically important in developing OpenSim, which is the platform used by FRI's virtual world design application for the apparel industry, Black Dress Technology. Black Dress Technology was created to enable design houses to slash their design cycle time, cut costs, and reduce their carbon footprint by up to 75%.
FRI's Black Dress Technology uses the OpenSim virtual world simulation platform, and seeks to foster open-source innovation as a means to accelerate the proliferation of virtual worlds technology. Virtual world technology provides low-cost 3D modeling capability to all designers from large houses to independent designers; Black Dress allows designers to capitalize upon their innate creativity without adding barriers . Black Dress is currently in stealth mode.
Shengri La Chamomile is an early example of the research we will be conducting with Intel Labs. Shengri La Chamomile is a complex, highly involved build, and is the largest such creation in existence so far, and reflects the unique collaboration of fashion and technology. Over the next year, FRI will be creating additional designs of this nature, each incorporating different themes and each designed for immersive fashion design education.
Their collaboration with Intel Labs is currently planned to extend for a year, during which we will study these increasingly complex, large-scale builds, as well as how to scale up and freely deliver this sort of content, which is key to the evolution of large-scale grids and mass adoption of these new technology tools.
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