Fashion & Shopping

What Is AI Fashion Styling and Can It Make You Look Fabulous?

AI has crept into our lives, making everything easier and more convenient. So it’s no wonder that fashion brands and retailers have begun using AI, as well.

Many companies selling fashion items offer their customers personalized styling using AI. Usually, they’re asked to take a quiz, share likes and dislikes, which styles appeal to them, and so on. Then, when they submit their answers, the AI makes its suggestions.

So, is AI styling worth using, or does it have a while to go?

How Does AI-Driven Styling Work

AI styling is mostly used for style subscription boxes. Let’s take a look at Stitch Fix, as it’s among the most well-known style subscription services that turn to AI for styling.

Stitch Fix offers to send you clothing items personalized to your style and preferences by asking you to take a style quiz and then leaving the AI to do the

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45 Designers Come Together To Close Paris Fashion Week With A Touching Tribute To Alber Elbaz

The news that the fashion designer Alber Elbaz had died, aged 59, of Covid-19 hit the fashion industry like the proverbial tonne of bricks. A singularly brilliant design talent and man of unparalleled personal charm, to say Elbaz was ‘beloved’ by the industry is to drastically undersell his influence. And so it was fitting that—as the industry gathered together for the first time since the pandemic broke out—Elbaz’s life and work was celebrated with the highest honor the French fashion industry can bestow. AZ Factory, Elbaz’s newly-launched namesake label, was given the final slot of the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2022 schedule, closing out a fashion month like no other in history with poignancy and optimism.

And what a fitting tribute it was. The crème de la crème of the modelling world—Anja Rubik, Mariacarla Boscono, Karen Elson, Adut Akech, Amber Valletta—modelled the 73 looks, a combination of pieces designed

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Should You Use Depop, Gen Z’s Favorite Fashion Marketplace?

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Depop is one of the top fashion marketplace apps for Gen Z to find trendy vintage fits or earn some cash selling items. Reports show that young people are making real money using sites like Depop as their side hustle. Explore the #depop tag on TikTok and you’ll find lots of reviews from fashion influencers, tips for making money, and “storytime” rants about alleged scams. So there’s plenty to learn before you jump in to buy or sell on Depop; here’s what you should know. 

What is Depop?

Depop is like a crossover between a marketplace, like eBay, and a curated social media feed, like Instagram or Pinterest. According to their site, Depop describes itself as a place “where the next generation comes together to discover new items…transforming what fashion looks like.” That “next generation” targeting is key, what with

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Paris Fashion Week channels humor, animated film for spring

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A model wears a creation for the Hermes Spring-Summer 2022 ready-to-wear fashion show presented Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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As weary fashionistas made it to the end of Paris Fashion Week’s 96 physical and digital spring-summer shows, Saturday’s runways provided the spark to keep the energy going despite the rain and gray skies. Some of the world’s top designers channeled humor, bright colors, innovative design techniques and even animated films for ever-imaginative displays.

Here are some highlights of ready-to-wear collection for Spring-Summer 2022:

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD DEFIES DESCRIPTION

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood was in typically eccentric form.

Mixing Glam Rock references from Westwood’s 80s heyday with historic musing and a tongue firmly in cheek, Kronthaler created 66 pieces of fashion mayhem and put on one of the most fun shows this Paris fashion season.

To a plasma screen that projected blown-up images

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