Will AI become creative?

This is a question I see popping in several articles online and it’s a question we deal in our upcoming project ‘Faster Fashion’. Thousands of images from Paris Fashion Week were fed to a neural networks algorithm to provide multiple (pixelated outcomes) ‘predicting’ the next fashion trend. Digital fashion designer @amberjaeslooten used these outcomes as inspiration for her next digital collection.

Past nine months we’ve been experimenting with 3D modeling around these designs and are finally starting production to develop a virtual fashion experience. The deliverables will be ready around end of May ’18. From May onwards we’ll start releasing the results first through social media and fashion conferences. And later releasing an online VR experience of front-row seats of this virtual catwalk experience. Democratizing and making it non-exclusive

From left to right. 01 - source image, 02 - output, 03 - interpretation. image copyright  @amberjaeslooten

From left to right. 01 - source image, 02 - output, 03 - interpretation. image copyright @amberjaeslooten

SHUDU - Digital Super Model

Three weeks after first discovering Shudu, 'she' has doubled her following on instagram to 70k. After being featured on Highsnobsociety people in my surroundings (not in fashion) are also talking about her as a phenomenon. Digitisation of fashion is in full-throttle towards an unknown, but very certain future. The space is remains undefined allowing for initiatives like The Fabricant to define the future aspects of what this holds.

I believe there will be many more of such initiatives popping up left and right this year. This year we saw Prada hiring @lilmiquela as their social media GIF influencer, Balenciaga showcasing their 3D printed collection and Gucci using 3D printed heads of their models as attributes. As for Shudu, she might just be the highlight of the next years fashion week.

LINKS -

Shudu - https://www.instagram.com/shudu.gram/

Lilmiquela - https://www.instagram.com/lilmiquela/

Gucci - http://www.newsweek.com/gucci-cyborg-feminism-milan-fashion-week-poppy-816170

Balenciaga - http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180306-balenciaga-uses-3d-printing-to-create-dramatic-silhouettes-in-aw-2018-fashion-collection.html