Technology in Fashion | April Edit
This month we asked Zoltan Csaki, co-founder of Citizen Wolf, a t-shirt brand using technology to automate the process of tailoring, to list out a few must reads for those looking to stay on the forefront of the technology wave.
Zoltan advises not to assume business as usual is the right answer.
“Ask naive questions, be flexible and don't get bogged down in the way things 'should be done' or have been done in the past - sometimes you need to willfully ignore existing systems and processes to get to a better solution.”
Here is a short list of what Zoltan and the team at Citizen Wolf have been reading this month!
How data science is woven into the fabric of Stitch Fix
Gorgeously presented deep dive into the brains behind fashion's newest unicorn.
T-shirt recycling is here, and it could transform fashion
Marine Layer drops a new collection of T-shirts, called Re-Spun, made up of 50% recycled cotton T-shirts and 50% other sustainably sourced recycled and virgin fibers. The brand partnered with a textile factory in Alicante, Spain, on a new recycling technique that requires no chemicals, dyes, or even water
by Elizabeth Segran
BoF VOICES (podcast) Christopher Wylie and Arti Zeighami on Harnessing AI for Sustainability
It sure seems like we're living in a parallel universe when the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower now works for H&M! Notwithstanding this is an interesting chat on how artificial intelligence can help to reduce waste in the fashion supply chain
WannaKicks is the second best use of AR ever in the history of the universe (after Ikea)
WANNABY is building a mass market mobile AR platform & tech so consumers can Try-On shoes, jewellery and apparel before making a purchase.
Investors devour shares in $5b vegan unicorn
The IPO of Beyond Meat is nothing at all to do with fashion but everything to do with thinking differently and the potential value of true innovation
by Elizabeth Knight
Amazing AI Generates Entire Bodies of People Who Don’t Exist
A new deep learning algorithm can generate high-resolution, photorealistic images of people — faces, hair, outfits, and all — from scratch.
If anyone is in the modelling agency business, this is could be concerning!
by Dan Robitzski
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