Japanese online fashion site unveils new and improved ‘Zozosuit 2’

Eva Herzigova during a photocall before the Spring/Summer 2019 women’s ready-to-wear collection show for Dior during Paris Fashion Week. (File photo: Reuters)

Online fashion retailer Zozo Inc on Thursday unveiled a successor to its “Zozosuit” body-measuring suit, one of a string of failed projects ahead of the exit of founder Yusaku Maezawa, promising greater accuracy through design and software changes.

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The original polka-dot Zozosuit, which when scanned with a smartphone allowed users to upload their measurements and order custom-made clothes, received massive interest but failed to drive sales amid complaints of poor sizing.

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Zozo, which is controlled by SoftBank’s domestic internet business, says the new “Zozosuit 2” skintight suit has 50 times more markers, offering the higher resolution scans needed to recommend items like sportswear and underwear.

Online fashion retailer Zozo's body-measuring suit Zozosuit 2 is seen in this still image taken from animation. (Reuters)

Online fashion retailer Zozo's body-measuring suit Zozosuit 2 is seen in this still image taken from animation. (Reuters)



The fashion retailer said it is looking for partners and hopes to offer the suit within a year.

Accurate and easy-to-use body measuring technology has become a holy grail for online fashion retailers trying to reduce returns. The industry been boosted by consumers shopping at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zozo already distributes the “Zozomat,” which can be used to measure feet for customized sizing recommendations.

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Last Update: Thursday, 29 October 2020 KSA 15:14 - GMT 12:14
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