The first-ever blended actuality drag trend present, Queens of the Metaverse, provides a glimpse into how the LGBTQ+ inventive neighborhood is utilizing our applied sciences to encourage a brand new wave of creation in drag trend.
From the Metaverse to the Runway
On the immersive runway present in London, three metaverse-inspired drag seems to be designed utilizing digital actuality (VR) and augmented actuality (AR) applied sciences had been revealed by Blu Hydrangea, the winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. The World,” Tia Kofi, a pop music artist and star of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 2, and Adam All, a world-renowned drag king.
The three drag acts teamed up with three aspiring designers from the LGBTQ+ neighborhood on a first-of-its-kind design course of. Digital trend designers Nwora Emenike, Sal Mohammed and Christie Lau used digital design know-how, digital avatars and Horizon Workrooms to design three outfits that had been then made as bodily clothes.
The clothes had been offered on the VR runway to an viewers of fan-favourite British drag queens, LGBTQ+ creatives and digital creators, together with the brand new forged of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race,” showcasing the ability of collaboration within the metaverse.
Every outfit additionally featured an alternate model that got here to life by dynamic AR filters.
“The metaverse will make our drag bigger and better. Even though the metaverse is in the early stages of development, the technologies behind it are already bringing exciting new ways for the drag community and LGBTQ+ creatives to express themselves and experiment. I can only imagine how much further virtual reality would have taken my creativity when I was younger than hiding with bin-bags and sharpies in my bathroom.”
– Blu Hydrangea, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. The World
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