Technology in Fashion | April Edit

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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.

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“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.”

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Here is a short list of what Zoltan and the team at Citizen Wolf have been reading this month!

 
via Stitch Fix

via Stitch Fix

How data science is woven into the fabric of Stitch Fix

Gorgeously presented deep dive into the brains behind fashion's newest unicorn.

 
Photo via Fast Company courtesy Marine Layer

Photo via Fast Company courtesy Marine Layer

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

 
Image via irenebrination.com

Image via irenebrination.com

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

 
via LinkedIn

via LinkedIn

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.

 
via Sydney Morning Herald

via Sydney Morning Herald

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

 
via Futurism.com

via Futurism.com

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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