Some people think wearing a VR headset makes them look a little silly, but Alvin Graylin clearly thinks they make him look fabulous.
The President of HTC Vive in China recently took to the catwalk of the GQ show during this year’s Shanghai Fashion Week, and strutted his stuff whilst wearing the company’s latest headset, the Vive Focus, over his eyes.
Yes, really. If you don’t believe me take a look at the video below.
— Alvin Wang Graylin (@AGraylin) March 28, 2018
As Graylin noted, he was really there to show off a new coat that had been designed inside HTC’s other new VR device, the Vive Pro. But he drew more attention for essentially walking down the 80-meter stage essentially blindfolded with the standalone VR device strapped to his head. The Focus features six degrees of freedom (6DOF) inside-out tracking, allowing users to stand and walk freely with their movements replicated in the virtual world, but this is one of the more elaborate ways of demonstrating that fact.
OK, so I was kidding when I suggested to @AGraylin that he should do a catwalk at the Shanghai Fashion Week.
— Richard Lai (@richardlai) March 28, 2018
Last week, HTC confirmed that the Vive Focus would be releasing globally later this year (it’s already out in China). We’re not quite convinced it’ll be the hottest fashion item this season, though.