Star Tribune: Want to ogle chic vintage hats? Minnesota Historical Society unveils vast digital archive

Star Tribune: Want to ogle chic vintage hats? Minnesota Historical Society unveils vast digital archive. “Some of the feathers on these hats are subtle — a single plume. Others are gathered in giant puffs. And one hat boasts three stuffed hummingbirds. A Minnesota Historical Society staffer has digitized 717 women’s hats from the organization’s massive collections, making images of their brims and grand embellishments available to the public. “

Dazed: The Instagram documenting the best unseen Alexander McQueen imagery

Dazed: The Instagram documenting the best unseen Alexander McQueen imagery. “There are many so-called McQueen fanatics out there. People who portent to know everything about everything to do with the man, the myth, the legend, and, admittedly, I’m one of them: agreeing ferociously with people while they pontificate about McQueen’s legacy, quickly imbibing their knowledge and passing it off as my own. And I’m not the only one. Then there’s people like John Matheson: true buffs, collectors, obsessors, the ones who are devout disciples not only of McQueen himself, but the entire universe he created.”

Elle: Meet the Cozy Girls of Instagram

Elle: Meet the Cozy Girls of Instagram. “A few years ago, back when Nashville was the filter of choice, cozy season Instagram looked something like this: a bird’s-eye view photo of a woman dressed in the comfiest of knits, relaxing on a bed with a steaming cup of coffee in hand and a laptop resting in front of her with a low-light filter edited on top. These photos may have met the dictionary definition of cozy—’enjoying or affording warmth and ease,’ according to Merriam-Webster—but they didn’t do it for me.”

The Daily Front Row: Miu Miu’s Entire Image Archive Is Now Available Online

The Daily Front Row: Miu Miu’s Entire Image Archive Is Now Available Online . “Remember when Drew Barrymore was a Miu Miu model? Or when Kate Moss and Chloë Sevigny walked the runway for the brand? Well now you can relive those amazing fashion moments, because the label has recently uploaded its image archive online.”

Cornell Chronicle: AI project could lead to reliable forecasting – of fashion

Cornell Chronicle: AI project could lead to reliable forecasting – of fashion. “Doctoral students Mengyun Shi and Menglin Jia from Human Ecology’s Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, will draw on images and metadata from the Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive to explore smart and rapid archiving and classification of fashion images through the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence.”

Baseline: International Tennis Hall Of Fame Courts Fashion

Baseline: International Tennis Hall Of Fame Courts Fashion. “‘Couture curious?’ asks the International Tennis Hall of Fame, alluding to its new style-centric exhibit. The surefire reply: Yes. More. One doesn’t truly need to ask for more from this, the Hall of Fame’s first-ever digital exhibit, titled ‘Courting Fashion.’ “

Dazed: This exhibition spotlights the next gen artists exploring fashion and race

New-to-me, from Dazed: This exhibition spotlights the next gen artists exploring fashion and race. “Kimberly M. Jenkins, a fashion educator and independent researcher, began developing an academic initiative. It began with the course ‘Fashion and Race’, which she has taught at the New School’s Parsons School of Design since Autumn 2016. ‘The first thing we do in the class is to go about discussing what race, systemic oppression, and white privilege are to set up the terms we will be relying upon in order to look at how the construction of race has shaped fashion and beauty industries,’ Jenkins explains. Driven to bring her vision to the public, Jenkins created The Fashion and Race Database Project, an online archive filled with vital source materials.”