Etam, the largest lingerie brand in France and the seventh largest worldwide, has partnered has become one of the first major brands to use live shopping from a video feed at its Live Show at Fashion Week last night.
While 2020 marks the 13th edition of the highly-anticipated Fashion Week event, it is the first to incorporate Live Video Shopping into the programme. Etam’s partnership with Lafayette Plug and Play innovation platform has enabled them to fast track the live video shopping solution with Bambuser.
The show is also available to watch and shop now on the retailer’s website.
Etam Group is something of a pioneer in the digital customer experience, constantly building bridges between its bricks-and-mortar stores and online universe and places its ‘phygital’ approach at the core of its strategy.
“Our goal with this partnership is to keep on speeding up the integration of innovative solutions, to enhance the customer experience and roll out an omnichannel business model,” says Elya Hasson, Etam Group’s Chief Digital Officer.
This year’s show, themed “Glamor, Rhinestones and Sequins,” turned Paris’ famed Boulevard Haussmann into a socially-distanced catwalk. Audiences viewing the live stream were taken “backstage,” where they had an insiders’ view of the models and celebrities as they prepare for the show, which started at 21:00 CET.
Once the models had left the catwalk 30 minutes later, the audience thenhad the opportunity to purchase looks from the catwalk via Bambuser’s highly-interactive and engaging Live Video Shopping technology.
Following the surge in demand for live video shopping, Bamabuser also announced the establishment of companies in the UK and US, with new offices in London and New York respectively.
“Etam’s annual Live Show is traditionally an amazing experience, and with the addition of Live Video Shopping, they’re taking it to a new level that’s more participative and engaging,” says Sophie Abrahamsson, Chief Commercial Officer at Bambuser. “We’re confident that audiences are going to love feeling more like they’re actually at the show – plus they get the instant gratification of buying the items they’ve just seen. It’s very powerful, and even when the world returns to ‘normal,’ we foresee this is what the fashion week of the future will look like.”