OhmniLabs will send a robot down the runway at London Fashion Week
The Silicon Valley-based robotics company OhmniLabs and open innovation blockchain company Kambria will send a fashion-clad robot down the runway during London Fashion Week. The robot will be wearing Los Angeles-based designer Honee at an event presented by House of iKons, an agency focused on promoting new designers. The event is scheduled to take place at the Millennium Gloucester London Hotel.
The robot will walk on September 15 and 16, wearing a Honee design from the designer's eponymous line that will be kept secret until the robot's debut. In a press release, the designer gave a single hint at the design's inspiration, saying that the outfit will play on the word "telepresence."
"We're excited to have our Ohmni robots walk the runway at London Fashion Week. Our partnership with Honee and the House of iKons shows how robotics and the fashion world can creatively work together, similar to Kambria, our open innovation platform that lets people build inventive products," said Thuc Vu, co-founder and CEO of OhmniLab and Kambria.
"I am thrilled to have the sponsorship of OhmniLabs, a telepresence robotic company. My show with the House of iKons this September is named 'ÁI', in reference to Artificial Intelligence and also the play on the Vietnamese word ÁI for love and the Chinese phonetic AI for love as well," Honee said. "I use fashion as the language to express the skins we are in. In my upcoming show, it's not about the future of robots, of a world unknown, but of the presence, the now."
Honee has previously shown its designs at Los Angeles Fashion Week.
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