Launching tonight, on the 17th March 2017 at Myer's VAMFF runway show, 'Catwalk to Cart'
will be the first time any fashion brand in the world has enabled
attendees of a runway show to shop a catwalk live from their seat.
to deliver a direct sales outcome, 'Catwalk to Cart' is an idea that
provides a new channel through which fashion brands can commercialise
the significant investments they make in positional runway shows.
Michael Scott, EGM brand and marketing at Myer: "We've seen many brands
try and deliver direct sales outcomes from their runway shows.
Shoppable videos and live-streaming are now commonplace, but the user
experience is often clunky, integrating multiple products within a
fast-moving video is hard and handing off to e-commerce carts has been
problematic. Getting runway show audiences to buy product has been a
challenge all fashion brands have been looking to solve for some time.
It's really exciting that through 'Catwalk to Cart' we've been able to
By logging on to a purpose-built web experience, attendees at Myer's
show will be able to see contextual information about outfits featured
in the show on their mobile phones. As a model approaches, their outfit
will automatically appear allowing the attendees at the show to quickly
save items of interest in a personalized wish-list using a
'tinder-style' (swipe left/right) interface. At the end of the show,
attendees can review their wish-list and transfer products they want to
buy directly to the shopping cart on myer.com.au for purchase.
attendee's experience will be perfectly timed so as a model comes into
view, the corresponding outfit appears on their phone. Myer's VAMFF
runway is a 280 metre loop around Myer Melbourne's womenswear department
so ensuring that each of the 2000 attendees' mobile phones sync
perfectly with the model that is nearest them has been a complex
Says Chris James, ECD digital, Clemenger BBDO
Melbourne: "Each item in the show has been carefully selected,
photographed, assigned to a model and uploaded on to the mobile web
destination. This allows us to augment a personalised experience to
users' phones without having to build an app. More importantly, by
simplifying the user experience we've removed a number of barriers to
getting people through to the checkout".
After the show, Myer
will be rolling out the same 'Catwalk to Cart' mechanic across
oOh!media's digital screens around Melbourne and in Myer Melbourne's
windows. A looped video of the show will be displayed on these screens
with specific call to actions explaining how passers-by can interact
using their mobile phones (in the same way attendees of the show did).
As at the show, the outfit displayed on a customer's mobile phone will
correspond exactly with the outfit the model is wearing in the video. As
the models and outfits on the video change, so do the outfits displayed
on customer's mobile phones.
Says Brendon Cook, CEO, oOh!media:
"This campaign sets a new benchmark for Out Of Home and mobile
engagement and will amplify the one-day event over a few weeks in the
heart of Melbourne's fashion precinct. The fashion parade will be a
visually stunning broadcast from oOh!'s 6-storey high Bourke Street Mall
digital billboard and on digital screens inside the Emporium. Thousands
of shoppers will be impacted who are actively looking for fashion
inspiration, which will help drive sales both online and in-store."