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Fashion shows: Digital solutions for a new reality
In the final episode of season one, we assess the successes and challenges of converting the traditional fashion show format into a digital, viral moment. Christina Fontana, head of Tmall fashion and luxury Europe for Alibaba, describes the elements that created a sense of participation among online viewers of the all-digital Shanghai Fashion Week. Designer Priya Ahluwalia walks us through the process of creating a virtual reality presentation for London Fashion Week. And finally, Susie Lau, a journalist and consultant also known as Susie Bubble, analyses how the purpose of international fashion shows continues to evolve — and why that might be a challenge for Europe’s heritage brands.