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.’ “

The Verge: How an Instagram conversation led to a firestorm in China

The Verge: How an Instagram conversation led to a firestorm in China. “Racist Instagram exchanges have gone viral in China, despite the platform being blocked. A Dolce & Gabbana fashion show has been apparently canceled in China as hordes of online users accuse the brand of racism. First denounced by famous actors including Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), the brand pulled its Shanghai fashion show last night after a dozen models left, and now, online platforms like Net-A-Porter and Alibaba’s Taobao have swiftly stopped carrying its wares in China.”

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.”

AnOther Mag: The Instagram Account Sharing Terrible Pictures (of Great Clothes)

AnOther Mag: The Instagram Account Sharing Terrible Pictures (of Great Clothes). “‘We see a lot of shit pictures,’ says Gill Linton, the CEO and editor-in-chief of Byronesque Vintage. The company, which Linton founded in 2013 alongside creative director Justin Westover, prides itself on an ability to source some of the rarest vintage designer clothes in the world. From original Vivienne Westwood Seditionaries to coveted pieces by Margiela, if it was made between the 1980s-2000s, Byronesque either already has it, or can source it for you via its network of collectors, archivists and amateur fashion enthusiasts. It was the latter that became the starting point for Byronesque’s new project…”

Engadget: YouTube will stream Rihanna’s fashion show on September 12th

Engadget: YouTube will stream Rihanna’s fashion show on September 12th. “Paul McCartney isn’t the only superstar to have lined up a live YouTube stream these days. Rihanna is broadcasting her Savage x Fenty brand’s fashion show on Google’s service at 7:30PM Eastern on September 12th. She’s promising an ‘immersive experience’ that, to no one’s surprise, will showcase the label’s lingerie and ‘intimate accessories’ (which, of course, you can buy after the show).”