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Robot Dogs Grace the Coperni Fashion Show


For their latest Fall Winter ’23 collection, Coperni partnered with Boston Dynamics to have robot dogs share the runway stage with their models.

Known for the brand’s support for technology, Coperni has once again surprised the audiences and rocked the fashion world in its latest runway revolution by having five of Boston Dynamic’s “Spot” robot dogs strut the runway to help Coperni’s models carry their handbags and take off their coats.

Describing the fashion show as a “modern fable”, the appearance of robot dogs painted in striking black and yellow tarantula stripes was a mesmerizing contrast to the tall catwalk models.

Robot Dogs Grace the Coperni Fashion Show

The genius duo behind Coperni, Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant, personally traveled to Boston to meet the creators of Spot. Both were impressed by Boston Dynamics’ vision. To quote Vaillant, “(Boston Dynamics is) the first robot company who signed a charter that they would never give weapons to robots, the first who sent robots to Ukraine to clear dangerous bomb sites”.

Connecting it with their brand, Coperni, Vaillant adds, “ours is a positive message, that humans and technology can live together in harmony”.

In relation to that, Boston Dynamics has deployed their robot dogs in the military and has even donated some to the Los Angeles LAPD. However, the collaboration between Coperni and Boston Dynamics proves that these robot dogs can function more than that and can also be beautiful robotic “fashion statements”.

Linda Takahashi

American-born New Yorker Linda Johnson has been fascinated with robotic machines since she was a teenager, when her father, a surgeon, would introduce to her the machines that he used to perform keyhole surgeries. This interest led her to pursue a tech degree at the University of Washington, where she met Sota Takahashi. They married and now have two children. Linda’s father developed dementia later on and was given a robot pet as a companion. She saw how much having a robot pet friend helped her father, which is what led her to create this website and advocate to spread word about robot pets and how they can help both children and the elderly.

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