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