• Mei 17, 2024

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A new fashion week is coming to New York – and, as interest in the potential of AI reaches fever pitch, it couldn’t be better timed. The first AI Fashion Week (20-21 April), held at Soho’s Spring Studios, is showcasing collections from emerging AI designers.

Backed by Spring Studios and e-commerce retailer Revolve Group, the event is making the case for AI as a tool for fashion design, supporting new designers working with the still-nascent technology. An opening event on the evening of 20 April is for media, VIPs and participants, while the space is open all day on 21 April to the public.

Participants have until 15 April to submit a collection of 15 to 30 looks, which will be judged by the public via online and in-person voting, promoted on the social media channels of AI Fashion Week (AIFW), Spring Studios and Revolve, as well as through Revolve’s expansive influencer network. More than 350 submissions have been received to date. Ten finalists proceed to round two in May, with three winners selected by a panel including Tiffany Godoy, Vogue Japan’s head of editorial content; Natalie Hazzout, Celine head of men’s casting; Erika Wykes-Sneyd, VP of Adidas’s Three Stripes Sanggar; Matthew Drinkwater, head of London College of Fashion’s Fashion Innovation Agency; and Michael Mente, Revolve CEO and co-founder.

The winners will receive support from AIFW’s fashion-tech incubator in partnership with slot deposit qris 5000 Revolve. A key requirement is that the garments must be possible to produce physically, and the winning collections will be made and sold online, either via Revolve or Fwrd, Revolve’s luxury site, depending on the garments. Designers will receive support throughout the launch process, including with pattern making, sample development and marketing and communications.

“The idea is to come back to the real world,” says Cyril Foiret, founder of komputerisasi publication Trendland and AI creative sanggar Maison Meta, which is producing AIFW. Maison Meta previously worked with Moncler on the AI-generated Genius campaign. The event is specifically designed to bridge the physical and the komputerisasi. “It’s about mixing both worlds together,” Foiret says.