NICOPANDA X AMAZON MERCH
Amazon is making fast fashion even faster.
The e-commerce company announced on Friday that it is using its Merch by Amazon screen-printing business to collaborate with a fashion brand, Nicopanda.
During its London Fashion Week show on Friday, Nicopanda will debut multiple designs on T-shirts created by queer writer and artist Hilton Dresden.
Utilizing Amazon's relatively little-known instant screen-printing business, Merch by Amazon, show attendees — and viewers anywhere — will be able to immediately buy the T-shirts seen on the runway.
"Coupling Merch by Amazon's print-on-demand technology and Amazon smilecodes enables customers around the globe to shop fashion with a convenience and speed like they've never experienced," Miguel Roque, director of Merch by Amazon, said to Business Insider.
"We're thrilled to bring our innovative technology together with Nicopanda's fashion ingenuity."
There will be four designs in total, each with images of anthropomorphized animals appearing underneath lyrics from pop songs.
For customers who are actually at the show, Amazon is enabling its "smilecodes," which are like QR codes people can scan with their Amazon app to take them directly to the online shop. Everyone else can visit Amazon's dedicated page.
Orders will be shipped with the full force of Amazon's e-commerce machine behind it and will be eligible for free two-day Prime shipping.
It's the latest example of how Amazon is using its merch program to empower creators and others to instantly "capture moments," Roque said. The "see-now, buy-now" power, combined with the fast shipping, allows for an instant gratification effect.