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Shein dropped a body inclusive virtual fashion show

By Don-Alvin Adegeest


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Image: Shein SS22
Shein on Sunday dropped a virtual fashion show. Shown on its YouTube and social channels, the Chinese fast fashion giant used green screen technology, usually reserved for big budget feature films, to create a variety of fashion scenarios from around the globe.

Think elaborate sets featuring giant columns, Escher-esque stairs, a beach and even a catwalk in outerspace. There appeared to be no expense spared in its casting and filming for its SS22 virtual summer presentation.

In a press release Shein said its live-stream programme featured models from around the world, “showcasing the season's hottest styles and trends in fashion.” The concept was to celebrate body inclusivity, highlighted by its hashtag #sheinforall, with different body shapes and sizes shown throughout the film.

While 17 minutes is far too long to engage consumers for a digital fashion show with countless looks and accessories, the use of green screen tech and behind the scenes footage gave the format a unique and interesting slant. And surprisingly, the styling wasn’t half bad either.