Until recently, virtual reality had been something of a fantasy for storytellers and technologists. The current age of virtual reality began in 2010, when American teenager Palmer Luckey created the first prototype of a VR headset that would evolve into the Oculus Rift. Two years later, he launched a $250,000 Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to commercialise it – and $2.4 million of pledges later, the tech industry’s interest in VR was reborn.
Here are the Givenchy VR Goggles, an amazing concept of glasses dedicated to virtual reality and augmented reality! But what happen when fashion embraces new technologies? Apple brought on Hermès to help them develop watch straps, Vogue announced a partnership with Apple to create VR fashion for the iphone X, and now Jaehyun Ha of Korean studio PDF Haus has extrapolated on that approach with the conceptual Givenchy VR goggles.
With a deliciously retro look, the Givenchy VR Goggles imagine what the future of fashion will be, by erasing the notion of a gadget reserved for high-tech fans…
The glasses combine virtual and augmented reality to allow users to experience and enjoy content more ‘realistically’, as opposed to browsing on a screen that is not all-consuming, say a phone or a computer or any other seemingly outdated device.
So, the users would be able to jump seamlessly from playing a VR game on the bus to getting walking directions overlaid on their vision guiding them to their next destination.
The dial along the lenses would also enable users to find their ideal desired viewing specifications.
There is no indication that these will ever be anything more than a concept, but they exhibit a clear degree of understanding how XR tech will be able to work at the consumer level.