What if you could figure out the next fashion trend before it even happens? With DALLE-2, artificial intelligence is making that a possibility. Style often changes every few years, but it's never been shifted because of a robot… until now! Artists and designers have been messing around with DALL-E and other A.I. software to create new and unique fashion designs.
Artist and filmmaker Paul Trillo recently used DALL-E 2 to create a stop-motion animated fashion show showcasing AI-generated looks. The short video on Twitter imagines a future in which fashion is created by algorithms. Trillo's wife, Shyama Golden, is the fashion designer and artist who modeled & curated the final video's outfits.
Trillo has been messing around with the AI for both stills and videos and believes "AI is going to change VFX". After seeing the creations and brainstorming for a bit, it got me thinking: If AI can design some clothes, what's to stop it from eventually designing the entire outfit? What about designing the future of fashion?
We are on the cusp of a future in which fashion is designed by algorithms, AI, and machine learning. It's already happening to some extent–with companies like StitchFix using data and machine learning to suggest items to customers, and ASOS using AI to help suggest your next purchase. But as AI gets better at understanding and responding to the complexities of human taste, we can only imagine the possibilities for what fashion will look like in the future.
Can AI Replace Fashion Designers?
Some might say that this is a scary prospect–that algorithms will never be able to replace the human touch when it comes to fashion. But I believe AI can complement and augment the work of designers, eventually leading to a future of co-creation–where humans and machines work together to create something new and beautiful.
You can't just tell a robot to create some new fashion trend, right?! Well yeah... that's probably true. But it doesn't matter. We're entering a crossroad between fashion and technology, where the two will soon become inseparable. And DALLE-2 is assisting the way.
So what does this future look like? Here are a few possibilities:
1. Personalized styles: AI already can select looks that are tailored specifically to your taste and body type. Your purchase trends and social media activity are analyzed to determine the items you're most likely to buy or share. In the future, your clothing could be made-to-order, based on these personalized recommendations.
2. AI-designed fashion: As AI gets better at understanding and responding to the complexities of human taste, we can only imagine the possibilities for what fashion will look like in the future. We may see entire collections that are designed by algorithms, with humans only stepping in for final approval.
This got me thinking: What would DALL-E's take on fashion be? If you're not familiar, DALL-E is an artificial intelligence program that creates images from textual descriptions, revealed earlier this year by OpenAI. And given the impressive mind-bending creations it's already produced, I can only imagine the possibilities for fashion. Given this, I decided to try some things out.
Designing Clothes with DALLE-2
I took an image and tried designing a bunch of random things for tops, pants, and even for shoes. Of course, most of these are just ideas and not garments you would actually wear out in public (unless you're a big fan of trees and leaves). Some of them came out pretty cool, some of them worry me. Nevertheless, they're still pretty cool!
So what's next for fashion and AI? We can only imagine. But one thing is for sure: the future of fashion is going to be fascinating–and tools like DALLE-2 will be leading the way.
So what do you think? Are you excited about the future of fashion? Or worried about what it might become? I personally think it's going to be really cool. Humans are such easily influenced trendsetters, and I think AI is going to take fashion to places we never could have imagined. Either way, it's going to be an interesting ride. So buckle up and let's see what the future holds.