‘I Have Created a Squad of Digital Supermodels’

I am a fashion designer and earlier this year, a friend introduced me to a digital model named Shudu. I was impressed with how lifelike Shudu was and learned that she was the first digital supermodel, designed by a fashion photographer called Cameron-James Wilson. I was intrigued by how digital models and the underlying technology could be used to advance the world of fashion.

I have been around fashion for all of my life. My mother started a small company cutting and sewing clothing for different Italian brands, so growing up in Italy I spent a lot of time as a child in her company and observed the employees’ skills and their ability to create beautiful embroidery by hand. My father had a separate company that produced fashion accessories, which he then sold wholesale to factories that produced clothing. After graduating from high school, I went on to study art

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The fashion spectacle goes on with masked models, digital presentations

The COVID-19 pandemic isn't enough to cancel New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t enough to cancel New York Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty Images)

New York Fashion Week kicks off on Sunday and it’s going to be a season like no other. The coronavirus pandemic has forced designers to get creative with their presentations and many will have a virtual footprint this year. However, there are a few big names still planning in-person shows — and many who opted out altogether. Here’s everything you need to know.

NYFW will operate in “full compliance” with COVID-19 safety guidelines

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and host IMG have worked with closely with New York state officials to ensure safety protocols are in place ahead of in-person gatherings.

“New York City is the fashion capital of the world and New York Fashion Week celebrates the ingenuity of this city, and our unmatched creative talent,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a

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