Fast Company reports that CLO has created something called a C-Mirror. It's a real-life mirror that projects digitally created garments over a person's body — essentially functioning as a virtual fitting room. While department stores like Bloomingdale's and Macy's already use body scanners and virtual fitting rooms like Me-Ality and TrueFit, CLO claims its technology goes beyond basic fits, recreating a garment down to the minute details, and — most importantly — it can actually simulate the way different fabrics drape on different body types. That's very good news for high-end clothing designers, whose more substantial fabrication and beautiful draping justify higher price points. In fact, the technology is so good, it's already being used to create realistic CGI garments in movies like The Hobbit and video games like Call of Duty.
Click over to Fast Company for the full story, and tell us: Could a virtual mirror ever replace a real, live try-on for you? (Fast Company)
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