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.’ “

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.”