The elements of fashion style

Kristen Vaccaro, Sunaya Shivakumar, Ziqiao Ding, Karrie Karahalios, Ranjitha Kumar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The outfits people wear contain latent fashion concepts capturing styles, seasons, events, and environments. Fashion theorists have proposed that these concepts are shaped by design elements such as color, material, and silhouette. While a dress may be "bohemian" because of its pattern, material, trim, or some combination thereof, it is not always clear how low-level elements translate to high-level styles. In this paper, we use polylingual topic modeling to learn latent fashion concepts jointly in two languages capturing these elements and styles. This latent topic formation enables translation between languages through topic space, exposing the elements of fashion style. The model is trained on a set of more than half a million outfits collected from Polyvore, a popular fashion-based social network. We present novel, data-driven fashion applications that allow users to express their desires in natural language just as they would to a real stylist, and produce tailored item recommendations for their fashion needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUIST 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages777-785
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450345316
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 16 2016
Event29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2016 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Oct 16 2016Oct 19 2016

Publication series

NameUIST 2016 - Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Other

Other29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2016
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period10/16/1610/19/16

Keywords

  • Elements
  • Fashion
  • Polylingual topic modeling
  • Styles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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